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Apprentice - Butcher Oxtail and Trotter

Butchery is an art form. You will learn all aspects of the butchery trade including how to treat the whole animal with total respect, skill and precision. Focusing on finding complete value in the whole animal. You will learn about the making and baking of pies and pastries and how to serve customers with a value added experience.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £192.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Tuesday - 8am - 5pm. Wednesday - 8am - 1pm. Thursday - 8am - 1pm. Friday - 8am - 5pm. Saturday - 8am - 3pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    09 Jun 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001632792

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties to include:

  • Sharpen and adjust cutting equipment
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery
  • Cut, bone and mince pieces of meat
  • Weigh, wrap and display cuts of meat
  • Cut and prepare meats to specification for customer’s order
  • Store meats in refrigerators and freezers at the required temperature
  • Keep and understand inventory of meat sales
  • Negotiate with representatives from supply companies to determine order details
  • Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards
  • Understanding and enforcing law enforced points of health and hygiene – HACCP
  • Working with the public, upholding polite and diligent customer service
  • Working with till systems
  • A general understanding of store preparation and chores

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Manual dexterity
  • Good coordination

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for someone with drive
  • Integrity
  • Intuition
  • A passion for good food
  • Friendly
  • Good with people
  • Well presented
  • Good initiative
  • Not afraid of hard work

Desired qualifications

The entry requirements for this programme are – GCSEs in maths and English or equivalent at grade 3 and above are preferable, however not essential as functional skills are offered to upskill as part of the programme.

Future prospects

  • Become a qualified professional butcher
  • A contracted full time job
  • Gain more responsibility and leadership skills
  • Hit targets to achieve bonuses
  • Work towards further promotions and pay rises

Things to consider

Any catering or hospitality experience is a bonus but not a requirement.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period.


About the employer

Butchery is an art form. You will learn all aspects of the butchery trade including how to treat the whole animal with total respect, skill and precision. Focusing on finding complete value in the whole animal.

You will learn about the making and baking of pies and pastries and how to serve customers with a value added experience.

Employer

Oxtail and Trotter

Address

11

Cheshire Street

Crewe

CW3 0AH

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Training

Training provider

REASEHEATH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship.
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT

Apprenticeship standard

Butcher

Level 2 (GCSE)


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