Apprentice Farm Worker G & H Butt & Partners

This is great opportunity for a candidate to join this Farm to train within Agriculture.

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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £150.00

  • Working week

    37.5 Hours per week @ £4.00 per hour

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001222051

  • Positions

    1 available

G&H Butt & Partner are a large mixed beef and sheep holding with approximately 180 suckler cows.

The employer is looking to take on an apprentice to train with them in Agriculture.

The position offers a wide variety of tasks with no two days being the same!

Guidance will be given where required to allow the student to work on many key areas

The main areas are:

  • Feeding
  • All aspects of animal husbandry
  • Quad
  • Tractor
  • Telehandler
  • Chainsaw
  • Fencing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

An ability to drive machinery and work with livestock.

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative 
  • Physically able to cope with the demands of the role
  • Problem solver/logical
  • Can work well in a team
  • Proactive
  • Curious
  • Diligent
  • Organised
  • Creative
  • Dexterous
  • Good at data entry processing
  • Have a sense of humour
  • Punctual
  • Able to work at height

Qualifications required

English and Maths GCSE (or equivalent) preferable.

Future prospects

Possibility for future employment for the right individual.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

We run a large mixed beef and sheep holding, with approx.180 suckler cows taking their offspring through to fat, and occasionally selling as stores. We run a commercial herd but have recently added some pedigree native breeds to the set up. We also lamb about 780 North Country Mules and sell some of their lambs on for breeding, most are fattened and sold to Waitrose. The farm is in both ELS and HLS schemes.

Employer

G & H Butt & Partners

Address

1 Ashbury Court

Ashbury

Okehampton

EX20 3BH

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Training provider

  • Level 2 NVQ in Agriculture
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths (where applicable)
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework

Agriculture

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Lynne Dunn 0845 60 99 599


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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017