Apprentice Stock Person MAYDENCROFT LIMITED

We are loooking for an apprentice stock person to fill this exciting new vacancy based in a beautiful, rural location.

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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £165.00

  • Working week

    Mon-Fri Some Evenings. Weekends

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091060145

  • Positions

    1 available

We are loooking for an apprentice stock person to fill this exciting new vacancy based in a beautiful, rural location.

You will be working with our stockman Nick Kiddy, a former Bedfordshire Young Farmers chairman, who has great experience working with livestock and training young people in agriculture.

Your Key responsibilities would include:

  • Helping the stockman with day to day management and care of livestock which will include feeding, mucking out and bedding up.
  • General care of livestock
  • Visiting grazing sites across Hertfordshire to check livestock
  • Grassland management, including rolling and harrowing as required
  • You will be required to attend college one day a week at Bedford College (Shuttleworth Campus) where you will achieve a nationally recognised qualification.

The farm facts:

  • 50 pedigree Longhorn suckler cows
  • 170 head of pedigree Longhorns
  • Finishing an average of 40 animals per year
  • 40 Ewes
  • 60 acres owned, all within Higher Level Stewardship
  • 400 acres farmed within Farm Business Tenancies
  • 300 acres of conservation grazing sites throughout Hertfordshire on behalf of a wide variety of local authorities, conservation groups and commercial institutions that use our unique conservation grazing service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Core Skills required for this role:

  • Full driving licence (desired but not essential)
  • Some experience of cattle and sheep
  • A good attitude to work
  • Good health and safety awareness
  • Good communication skills, positivity and an enthusiasm to learn
  • You will be required to work at locations throughout Hertfordshire
  • Some experience of cattle and sheep
  • A good attitude to work
  • Good health and safety awareness
  • Good communication skills, positivity and an enthusiasm to learn
  • You will be required to work at locations throughout Hertfordshire

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Punctual
  • Have an interest in working in the Agriculture industry
  • Have a good level of fitness
  • Team player
  • Able to present yourself confidently and represent Maydencroft Limited in a positive way

Qualifications required

  • You will need a minimum of three GCSEs (or equivalent) at grades A*-D or 4 -9, including English and maths or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths.

Future prospects

To continue to Level 3 / 4

Things to consider

This is a practical role and will involve the successful candidate going out in a works vehicle, alone, to check on and feed cattle (in all weathers). Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process

About the employer

Founded in 2007 by Managing Director Tom Williams with a team of just 3 people, Maydencroft has at its core traditional values with a modern approach. By focusing on quality, performance and customer experience whilst always prioritising our people and the environment, Maydencroft is built to last, alongside the exceptional landscapes we create, restore and maintain.

The Farm is set in the countryside of North Hertfordshire just beyond the northern boundary of the Chilterns Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

The Maydencroft herd of Longhorn Cattle was established in 1982 by Robert Williams when Longhorns were very much a rare breed. The success of the herd here was an instrumental part of re-establishing this much loved, iconic British farm animal across the region.

Today the herd stands at an average of 180 head of cattle, grazing throughout Hertfordshire, both on Maydencroft farmland and on behalf of a wide variety of clients who recognise the breed’s great strength in promoting the diversity of wildlife on the grassland that they graze.

The herd have also acquired celebrity status, following their appearance on primetime BBC, when John Torode visited the farm to view the cattle, then roasted a rib joint to showcase the best of British beef! They have even grazed in London’s Holland Park.

In addition to our cattle, we are also passionate about using our farm as a platform for all forms of environmental education, and regularly host school visits and training days.

Employer

MAYDENCROFT LIMITED

Address

Maydencroft Manor

Gosmore

Hitchin

SG4 7QA

You must have JavaScript enabled to view a map of the location


Training provider

Work-based Agriculture City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma
Plus…
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Functional Skills in English and Maths

Apprenticeship framework

Agriculture

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bedford College

Contact

Sharon Daly


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply


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

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Oct 2017