Agriculture Apprentice A J England & Sons
Dunscar Farm in Rishton near Blackburn are looking to recruit an Apprentice to assist in their dairy farm. You will work in a team ensuring animal welfare and carrying out daily tasks including feeding, milking, bedding up, also processing milk in the dairy. This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in agriculture.
Closing date: 03 Oct 2017
Total hours per week: 38.00
Possible start date
30 Oct 2017
07 Jul 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Dunscar Farm in Rishton near Blackburn are looking to recruit an Apprentice to assist in their busy dairy farm.
This is a fantastic opportunity for anyone with a keen interest in agriculture/farming. The ideal candidate would be local to the area, keen to learn, hardworking, reliable & have some interest or experience in farming.
The role is varied but main duties would include: assisting the herdsman in their daily role, including bedding, feeding, mucking out, milking cows & some tractor work. Other general farm work would also be included to meet business needs, such as repairing fences/hedges, maintaining machinery & repairing buildings.
You will work 38 hours per week between 5.30am (earliest start) and 6pm (latest finish), Monday to Friday with some occasional weekend work required. Times may vary depending on the season but this will be discussed at interview. You will be paid £4.50 per hour depending on age and experience. This will be reviewed throughout the programme and may increase depending on performance and progression. Training will be provided in the workplace with Myerscough College & you will work towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture.
Requirements and prospects
The ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative
The ideal candidate must be keen to learn, enjoy a challenge, be honest, hardworking, reliable and personable and have a keen interest in farming
Qualifications demonstrating sound literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. GCSE English and maths A*-C or equivalent qualifications) are desirable. Please ensure you have listed all qualifications & grades in the appropriate section of this application, paying particular attention to maths & English. Candidates will be screened as part of the recruitment process and must be able to work at Level 1 in Functional Skills (Maths and English) in order to undertake this Apprenticeship. Please note that candidates with any qualification at Level 4 or above, including unit credits, are ineligible for funding and will not be considered for an Apprenticeship.
Things to consider
About the employer
Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Agriculture – Livestock Production. The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications: Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification: Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture Functional Skills: Level 1 English Level 1 Mathematics Employee Rights and Responsibilities Delivered and assessed through a workbook Personal Learning and Thinking Skills Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Myerscough College
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Closing date: 03 Oct 2017