Apprentice Herdsperson Coston Hall Farms Limited

Assisting a small team with the management of 300 Autumn Block Calving cows and 180 youngstock with an emphasis on milk from forage.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 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

    4.30am or 7am to 4pm or 6pm 30/40 hrs per wk

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

• Assistant herdsperson will involve helping with milking.
• Managing the herd.
• Helping with breeding (AI) – training will be provided.
• Looking after youngstock.
• Feeding cattle.
• Managing grazing.

Please note wage will depend on age and experience.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good with livestock.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and work hard and enjoys being outside.

Qualifications required

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability.
  • Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs, or equivalents, including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3.
  • Evidence of qualifications will be required.
  • Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.

Future prospects

With experience more responsibility would be handed over.
This is a progressive farm that is always moving forward.
Opportunity to travel to visit other farms in the UK or outside to improve knowledge and grassland management will be offered to the right individual.

Things to consider

The job will require an individual that does not mind early starts and working weekends come rain or shine.

About the employer

Mixed dairy farm with large arable operation and an Anaerobic digester producing electricity based in mid Norfolk


Coston Hall Farms Limited


Coston Hall Farm




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Training provider

  • Qualification: Level 2 Intermediate apprenticeship in agriculture/livestock
  • College Attendance: BLOCK WEEKS
  • Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks.
  • There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Easton and Otley college


Carolyn Chapman

Other information

Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: 30 – 40 hrs per week. OT at busy times
4.30 am or 7am start and 4pm or 6pm finish
30 mins breakfast break
2 hour lunch break

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Employer's Application Instructions

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This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017