Apprentice Farm Worker Sheepdrove Organic Farm
This is a fantastic opportunity to work as an apprentice farm worker at a high profile diverse Organic Farm. You will work within the small and friendly team on a wide range of tasks involving livestock and crops. We could almost say no two days are the same!
Closing date: 31 Oct 2017
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
01 Nov 2017
20 Jun 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
We are looking to appoint an Apprentice Farm worker who will be trained in all aspects of Agriculture here at Sheepdrove and understand how organic farming really works. You will be trained by our professional Farmers and Agricultural team with a wide range of skills, as well as studying for a recognised qualification within horticulture at Berkshire College of Agriculture.
- General farm and yard work
- Feeding the animals - making feed and measuring ingredients
- Check feed and water levels
- Preparing bedding and mucking out
- Animal care and management
- Support with calving
- Support with lambing
- Cleaning the yard
- TB testing and helping the farmer with vaccinating when necessary
- Fencing and maintenance
- Tractor roles (once trained) would include: rolling, yard scraping, loader work, feeding with the forage box, bedding up using the strawchopper and fertiliser spreading
- Use of initiative
- Farm maintenance - fencing, walling maintaining farm buildings
- Enjoy practical work
- Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- Willing to undertake manual and heavy work
- Happy to work what can seem long hours
- Able to work both in a team and independently
- Be a keen practical and theoretical learner who acts responsibly
- Seek assistance with work appropriately.
- Site clearance: removing remains of previous crop (topping rape stubble, clearing bales etc).
- Any cultivations: Ploughing, cultivating, discing, rolling etc.
- Crop walk (check weeds/pests/diseases, growth).
- Apply nutrients: Muck/slurry/fertiliser spreading.
Free training at Berkshire College of Agriculture.
Requirements and prospects
- Team player
- Good communication skills
- A practical knowledge and understanding relating to agriculture and heavy livestock would be helpful as this shows a practical interest, but it is not deemed to be an essential quality IF other relevant strengths are presented:
- Practical approach
- Someone who enjoys working in a team
- An interest in farming.
Everyday English and Maths.
Things to consider
About the employer
- College attendance required once a week
- Diploma in Agric Level 2
- Functional Skills Maths unless exempt
- Functional Skills English unless exempt
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Employment Rights and Responsibilities.
BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture
Sophie Robinson 01628827438 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017