Apprentice Butcher J C Rook & Sons Ltd

Apprentice Butcher to complete an Apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Based in Ramsgate, hours by arrangement

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    24 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Weigh, wrap, and display cuts of meat
  • Cut or prepare meats to specification or customer’s orders
  • Store meats in refrigerators or freezers at the required temperature
  • Keep inventory of meat sales and order meat supplies
  • Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Interest in food.

Personal qualities

  • Reliabilty
  • Enthusiasm
  • Cleanliness

Qualifications required

Willingness to learn and undertake a Butchery Apprenticeship at Plumpton College.

Future prospects

May lead to permanent contract.

Things to consider

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).

About the employer

Buying meat online was certainly not in the thoughts of Joseph Christmas Rook in 1965, but here we are today as an online butcher selling over 400 products and delivering throughout the UK. In 1965 things were certainly different. This year J.C. Rook and Sons butchers are celebrating 50 years of trading, starting out from a shop in Dover, Kent. Read more With a strong reputation ‘Rooks the butcher’ then grew through a network of high street shops around Kent selling high quality meats and pies (produced in their own factory in Ramsgate). A meat wholesaler arm of the business was also growing, servicing restaurants, schools, hospitals etc. J.C. Rook and Sons was fast becoming synonymous as The Butchers in Kent. J.C Rook and Sons have always been early movers with the times and were quick off the mark in the early noughties to launch Rooks Online, the online butchers, where people in Kent could buy meat online and have delivered to their door or pick up from one of the shops. Buying meat online at that time was certainly not commonplace but through the confidence customers had in ‘Rooks’, and the fact they were able to buy the same meat as they would in one of the (cut as they’d like), the transition to an online butcher was seamless. A hugely successful and easy way to buy meat this naturally evolved to offering the whole of the UK the opportunity to buy award winning meat online and have delivered anywhere in mainland UK. Buying meat online has never been easier. Rooks Online continues to operate in a way that maintains a high level of customer service, the same service you would receive shopping in one of the shops, and through email, Facebook and Twitter can quickly communicate special offers, new products, competitions and accreditations.


J C Rook & Sons Ltd


7-9 King Street


CT11 8NN

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Training provider

Qualification in Butchery and modern practices of Butchery.

Apprenticeship standard

Butchery > Butcher

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Plumpton College


Julie Rook 01843 571 111

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2017