Apprentice Butcher for our established Retail Shop. Burton & Son

The position will involve preparing primal cuts of meat for customers, sausage manufacturer and general meat preparation. Packaging and wrapping and preparing for customer consumption. Based in a very busy centrally located retail shop. High standards of butchery training.

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £157.95 - £274.95

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Between 30-39 hours

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    21 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an Apprentice Butcher to work up to 39 hours 5days a week. They will be trained in all aspects of meat industry etc. Stock rotation and food safety is vital to this role, instruction will be given on HACCP.  Fully recognised training from a market leader.  Handling money and offering customer care.  Accuracy when taking pre seasonal orders.

Opportunity to compete in national competitions.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Interest in butchery.
  • Polite.
  • Smart appearance.
  • Cleanliness and outgoing personality.
  • Eager to learn.  
  • Numerically literate.

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeper.
  • Enthusiastic.
  • Keen to learn.
  • Polite.
  • Clean appearance.

Qualifications required

  • Numeracy.
  • Literacy.
  • Hygiene.

Future prospects

Butchery has a skills shortage so if you are proficient and qualified you can earn a good living and ensure continued employment within the trade. You will become a recognised tradesman.

Things to consider

It is hard work, can be physically demanding, in winter it is a cold environment to work in.

About the employer

We are an established Butchers in the market town of Saffron Walden, our shop is positioned centrally, it is an extremely busy retail shop, with high emphasis on customer care and high standards for the finished product and complete customer satisfaction.


Burton & Son



King Street

Saffron Walden

CB10 1HE

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Training provider

  • Apprenticeship in Butchery NVQ level 2 in Butchery. 
  • Preparing and packing products for our retail customer base.
  • Customer care and financial transactions are included.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

M.E.A.T Ipswich Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Meat East Anglia Trades (Ipswich) Ltd


Annalee Taylor 01473270757

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Closing date: 14 Oct 2017