We understand the value of training, developing, and empowering our employees, who all play an integral role in maintaining ISF’s position at the forefront of the animal feed processing industry.

At ISF, we know that our most valuable resource is our people and pride ourselves on having a strong culture that encourages career development, innovation and creativity.

We operate in a supportive environment, dedicated to developing our people and helping them to fulfil their potential. We are committed to our employees for the long-term and have many team members who have progressed from apprentice level to management positions.

Training at ISF is collaborative and personalised. Our award-winning training and development philosophy is critical to ensuring that our staff find work rewarding and engaging, can progress throughout the company, and continually strive to offer even higher levels of service to our valued customers.

Introductory Training

As a new employee, you will receive a full induction covering the various aspects of business.

This includes:

  • Health and safety training,
  • Hazard Identification
  • Machinery Inductions
  • Health screening

One of our highly experienced team, will be assigned to you as a mentor. They will teach you more about the way ISF works, our customers, our best practices, procedures, and policies.

You will also be introduced to our specialist in-house training programme tailored specifically for the animal feed processing industry.

Ongoing Training

With our dedicated training philosophy, we continually encourage our employees to be more effective in their responsibilities and to work towards promotion.

With regular knowledge-sharing sessions, our ongoing partnerships with certified training providers offer a variety of courses for skills advancement and professional development.

We collaborate with industry bodies such as SHAPA and MHEA, and work closely with nationally recognised training providers.

Examples include:

  • IOSH approved health and safety courses
  • Forklift and telehandler training
  • Mobile elevated working platform training
  • Confined space training
  • Dust explosion awareness
  • Rigging and slinging

Opportunity for Career Progression

Each department/line manager will formulate a personalised development plan and an appraisal schedule to regularly review your performance and tailored to developing your career.

You will get the opportunity to input on your personal performance targets, share your ideas, and tailor your career progression plan to what drives you, because at ISF we want your role to be engaging, rewarding, and enjoyable.

For example:

  • Management, leadership, mentoring
  • Site installation
  • Design and development
  • Sales

Our in-house feed milling engineering course

Our purpose-built, in-house feed milling engineering course is tailored specifically to advancing niche skills, specialist knowledge and ensuring best practice in the feed milling industry.

This includes:

  • Tailored presentation on the fundamentals of feed milling
  • A series of in-depth videos consisting of over 20 hours of invaluable technical industry knowledge
  • Training chart to log and reward progress
  • On-site training at our customers’ sites with an experienced member of the team
  • A joined-up approach to understanding job roles in relation to the customers’ needs

Available exclusively to our ISF employees, you’ll be empowered to become an expert in your field, able to identify customer needs, problem-solve and offer holistic engineering solutions which make a real difference the animal feed milling industry.

Learn more about career opportunities at ISF

"Superb installation of the new bin bottom. Myself and the company were very impressed with the quality and level of workmanship."

Ian Hollywood, Project Engineer, Thompsons of York

"Great job on the intake stairs. The lads were a credit to the company."

Animal Feed company, Newcastle Under Lyme

"A big thanks to all of your engineers for their big effort in difficult circumstances. I think to get it all going on day three was an excellent result and just what was promised."

Stewart Brown, Chief Engineer, Noble Foods

“The Judges were incredibly impressed with ISF’s passion, dedication and innovative approach to growing and developing their employees. Their application flew through and we were delighted to award the Innovation in Training and Development Award to such a well-deserved company – a true merit to the industry.”

Ian Birkinshaw, General Secretary at SHAPA