Pig Farm Apprentice Newhouse Mill Limited
If you love the outdoors and are seeking the opportunity to earn as you learn this could be the job for you! Gelly Pig Farm are seeking a passionate and enthusiastic apprentice to join the team.
Closing date: 30 Oct 2017
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
05 Nov 2017
06 Sep 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
This role is predominantly livestock based so needs to have a keen interest in animal husbandry and health. There will be some tractor driving roles so ideally some machinery experience required. The successful candidate will work alongside the farmers on a day-to-day basis and will attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland.
Typical tasks will include:
- Checking stock
- Working with automatic feeding systems
- Cleaning – pressure washing
- Sorting animals
- General maintenance
- Support with administering medicines
- Clearing out pens
- Lime washing
Requirements and prospects
- Enjoy practical work
- Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
- Able to undertake manual and heavy work
- Able to handle animals with confidence and patience
- Enjoy working outdoors
- Able to work for long hours and in all kinds of weather conditions
- Able to work both in a team and with limited social contact
- Be a keen, practical and theoretical learner who acts responsibly at all times
- Use of own initiative
- Good problem solver
- Have physical strength
- Have a good sense of humour
- Work well in a team
GCSE Maths and English at grade D+ (or equivalent) are essential.
Things to consider
About the employer
Newhouse Mill Limited
You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a week or on a block release basis.
You will work towards achieving a Level 2 apprenticeship in Agriculture including work-based and knowledge components, an Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and, if required, Functional Skills.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College
Recruitment Team 0845 6099599
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Closing date: 30 Oct 2017