Apprentice Dairy Assistant Thomasson Farms Limited

General dairy herd assistant.

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Closing date: 23 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

    39 hours per week. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    13 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working as part of a team helping in the running of a 500 cow dairy herd.

Duties include:

  • Milking
  • Calf rearing
  • Daily routine herd care

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Previous dairy farming experience desire, as well as someone who is willing to work hard to achieve success.

Personal qualities

  • Team worker
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Enthusiastic
  • General interest in working within dairy herd sector

Qualifications required

No formal qualifications required.

Future prospects

Potential other job roles within the Thomasson Farms businesses in the dairy, arable, and biogas sectors.

About the employer

Family run farming enterprise comprising of two milking herds, totaling 2000 cows, young stock rearing programme, arable and biogas digestor.


Thomasson Farms Limited


Aston Lower Hall



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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture and Livestock
  • Level 2 Technical Certificate
  • Level 1 Functional Skills
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by North Shropshire College


Mark Thomasson 01270623105

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Closing date: 23 Oct 2017