General Farm Worker Apprentice JAMES WITTER

All our tractor work is carried out by ourselves, including grass silage, whole crop, potatoes, slurry and muck spreading, so tractor driving experience is preferred. Our system is based towards paddock grazing with two block calving groups, spring and autumn, but still trying to achieve a good yield of 8000 litres

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Closing date: 29 Sep 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

    Mon 5am - 6pm Wed 5am - 6pm Fri 5am - 6pm Sat 5am - 10am

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    11 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Milking
  • Feeding & Bedding Calves
  • Scraping out
  • Grading Potatoes  
  • Ferrying Silage
  • Fencing
  • Cleaning & Maintenance of Machinery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Tractor driving preferred

Personal qualities

  • Willing to work

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Grade C or above or equivalent would be an advantage, however not essential as functional skills are offered as part of the framework.

Future prospects

A full-time job is available if candidate is willing

Things to consider

Accommodation can be arranged if needed. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 1st 2017 The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Wheelock Hall Farm is a family run business based in Sandbach





Crewe Road


CW11 4RE

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Training provider

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout
  • The Framework of your apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in Math’s, English & ICT
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost. 

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017