Apprentice Butcher G V Peckover Ltd

A small retail butchers. To learn all aspects of butchery from sausage making, to display and carcass breakdown.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Between 30-39 hours

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    07 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an Apprentice Butcher to work 39 hours 5 days a week including Saturdays.

They will be trained in all aspects of meat industry etc.

Duties/tasks you will carry out are:

  • Serving cutsomers using tills and electronic scales
  • Cutting all meats
  • Making further processed products
  • Displaying of meat
  • Cleaning of the shop

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Willing to listen and learn
  • Can follow instructions
  • Use initiative
  • Be polite and friendly

Personal qualities

  • Good timekeeper
  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn
  • Polite

Qualifications required

  • Basic Numeracy and Literacy
  • Hygiene

Future prospects

Butchery is a skilled profession with a shortage of skilled butchers becoming less available. If you are proficient and qualified you can command a good salary for any skilled butcher’s job, there is always high demand in this profession.

Things to consider

It is hard work, often involves weekend work, can be physically demanding, in winter it is a cold environment to work in.

About the employer

We are a small retail family run butcher’s shop in the east end of London. The shop is always busy if not with customers then with day to day preparation for packed meats and freshly made products.


G V Peckover Ltd


195 Roman Road


E2 0QY

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Training provider

  • Butchery skills, cleaning, health and safety
  • Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

M.E.A.T Ipswich Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Meat East Anglia Trades (Ipswich) Ltd


Annalee Taylor 01473270757

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017