Agriculture Apprenticeship David M Harrison

The role of an agriculture apprentice at Wikefield farm will be to assist with the day to day running of the farm in all aspects. This will mainly include looking after the cows and horses.

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Closing date: 04 Sep 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 to Friday - core hours will be between 7am - 6pm and will vary depending on shifts/staffing

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001217929

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • 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

Wikefield farm is an agricultural mixed working farm with a livery yard for approximately forty horses and ponies.

Employer

David M Harrison

Address

Wikefield Farm

Harrogate Road

Leeds

LS17 9JZ

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Training provider

This is a level 2 Apprenticeship in Business Administration and will include a combination of workplace 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.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

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


Other information

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).

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Closing date: 04 Sep 2017