Apprentice Blockman/Filleter DAILY FISH SUPPLIES LIMITED

Blocksmen are responsible for the preparation of quality, safe and legal products through filleting, scaling, skinning and gutting, etc. They must also exercise their trade skills to the best of their ability at all times.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Night Shifts 44 Hours per week, spread across 6 nights

    Total hours per week: 44.00

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001214119

  • Positions

    2 available

Blocksmen are responsible for the preparation of quality, safe and legal products through filleting, scaling, skinning and gutting, etc. They must also exercise their trade skills to the best of their ability at all times.

All blocksmen are to be correctly dressed at all times whilst in the processing and storage areas, and must adhere to the Food Safety Quality Management Policies and Procedures.

A 'clean as you go' philosophy shall be practised and on the completion of production, blocksmen must clear their immediate area of debris.

Blocksmen are responsible for the cleaning of all PPE and personal equipment. Each blocksman should use only the engraved knives assigned to them and should be stored in a clean toolbox and placed in their secure personal locker.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

 - Knife skills
 - High standards of food safety
 - Strong communication skills
 - Strong organisation and time management skill
 - The ability to work well under pressure

Personal qualities

 - Good time keeping
 - Pleasant manners/Approachable
 - Clean, hygienic and tidy
 - The ability to work well in a team
 - Prepared to handle raw fish and shellfish in low temperatures

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required

Future prospects

Complete an Intermediate Fish and Shellfish Apprenticeship, possibly leading to an Advanced Apprenticeship (management level) at a later date. You will also achieve an individual qualification in food safety. The Apprenticeship will provide some flexibility to tailor your program and an opportunity to undertake some specialist units if you have a particular interest to explore. Opportunities may arise in the future to take on a management role within the business.

Things to consider

The successful candidate will be required to achieve a level of skill in the hand preparation of fish and shellfish. All blocksmen are expected to handle wet fish and work at low temperatures. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. Those under 18 require two days off per week and cannot work more than 40hrs/week or more than 8 hours/day.

About the employer

Spread across four warehouse units in Kings Cross, Daily Fish Supplies is one of the leading providers of quality fresh fish and seafood to the catering industry throughout London.

Employer

DAILY FISH SUPPLIES LIMITED

Address

10 Cedar Way Industrial Estate

Cedar Way

London

N1C 4PD

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Training provider

Level 2 Diploma in Proficiency for Fish and Shellfish Industry Skills

Functional Skills English

Functional Skills Mathematics

 

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

STRIVE TRAINING (LONDON) LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by STRIVE TRAINING (LONDON) LIMITED


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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017