Agriculture Apprentice Ryan Dinsdale & Stuart Dinsdale & Roger Dinsdale

Westgrove farm are looking for someone with a keen interest in farming to join their family team as an apprentice. With both dairy cows and sheep to manage, the role will be varied and interesting.

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    The working day is between 07.30am and 6.00pm. Hours of work will depend on the season and will be negotiable.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    10 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To provide assistance on the farm in all aspects.

Duties will include:

  • Feeding and watering variety of livestock
  • Assist with milking twice a day
  • 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  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 family run dairy farm in Leyburn milking twice a day. Westgrove Farm also have around 300 sheep.


Ryan Dinsdale & Stuart Dinsdale & Roger Dinsdale


Westgrove Farm




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Training provider

This is a level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture (livestock Production) 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


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693686

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Closing date: 06 Nov 2017