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We are looking for an enthusiastic and passionate apprentice to assistant in our Butchery department. All the beef and lamb we sell is home-reared on our working farm and we pride ourselves in sourcing local chicken and pork to complement this. We practice traditional whole animal butchery and provide high end customer service to our customers.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    40 hour week spread over 5 days, normal working hours are between 8.00am and 5.30pm (To be discussed at interview)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Assisting butchers in general duties
  • Making sausages/burgers and other value added products
  • Ensuring cleaning and hygiene standards are maintained and cleaning procedures followed
  • Serving and assisting customers on a daily basis
  • Packing meat products for pre-packed sales
  • Maintaining displays, both on the butchery counter and in our multi-decks
  • Trimming and cutting meat
  • Progression to more advanced butchery

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Customer service skills and confidence in communicating with the public
  • Ability to work well, both in a team and independently
  • Good time keeping and attendance

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic and able to take instruction
  • Presentable and able to communicate with the public
  • Positive attitude and passion for butchery

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications for a Level 2 Apprenticeship:

  • English and Maths - Minimum acceptable grade E or 2
  • Functional Skills level 1 - English and Mathematics - Pass

Future prospects

Progression to qualified butcher.

Things to consider

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

About the employer

The Lambing Shed Farm Shop and Café is set in over 400 acres of Cheshire farmland, housed in the very building where Farmer Arnold Mitchell and his son Michael reared their sheep over 60 years ago. The Mitchell family decided to open The Lambing Shed in 2015, in order to showcase their award -winning home-reared beef and lamb, along with the very best Cheshire has to offer in terms of fine food and drink.




Moseley Hall Farm The Lambing Shed

Chelford Road


WA16 8RB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship training provider for this Apprenticeship
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout and a mentor will be assigned to you
  • 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 and ICT
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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