Agriculture Apprentice Samuel, Jack, Matthew, Rodger & Pauline Naylor

The role of an agriculture apprentice is to assist on the farm where required to ensure the smooth running of daily tasks inc. milking twice a day.

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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday between 7.00 am - 6.00pm but timings will vary due to the nature of the role

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001217889

  • Positions

    1 available

To provide assistance on the farm in all aspects.

Duties will include:

  • Milking twice a day
  • Feeding and watering variety of livestock
  • Maintain welfare of animals
  • Maintain Health and Safety on the farm
  • Farm maintenance - fencing, walling maintaining farm buildings

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Ability to follow instruction

Excellent team working skills

Good communication skills

Personal qualities

Hardworking

Reliable

Self-motivated

Likes working outdoors and a keen interest in farming

Qualifications required

Candidates will ideally have a minimum of 3 GCSE  (or equivalent) A* - D grade. This is helpful but not essential. No other qualifications required as training will be provided

Future prospects

The chance of progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship and/or permanent employment for the right candidate

Things to consider

Due to the nature of the business, the apprentice may be required to work some weekends and evenings at busy times on occasion. Candidates must also be prepared to work outside in all weather and heavy lifting/strenuous work will be involved.

About the employer

A large, family-run, dairy farm milking 300 cows but with a full herd of 800 cows with young stock. The farm also has approx. 200 sheep.

Employer

Samuel, Jack, Matthew, Rodger & Pauline Naylor

Address

Windsover Farm

Middleton

Ilkley

LS29 0EF

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Training provider

This is a level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture and will include a combination of work place assessment and college attendance. There is scope to progress on to an Advanced apprenticeship after this for the right candidate.

Apprenticeships are changing and detailed information about the delivery of this apprenticeship is not yet available. More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

Depending on the start date of the apprenticeship, this may be a Framework or a Standard.

Apprenticeship framework

Agriculture

Training provider

CRAVEN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College

Contact

Sarah Haworth 01756 693686 apprenticeships@craven-college.ac.uk


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Closing date: 09 Oct 2017