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Apprentice Stockperson Samuel, Jack, Matthew, Rodger & Pauline Naylor

This is a great opportunity to work on a busy expanding dairy farm. With around 1000 head of stock, the role will include general farm duties, milking and working with the young stock. The right candidate will have the chance to learn a variety of new skills and learn traditional as well as modern farming techniques.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

  • Working week

    Working hours will be Monday - Sunday on a rota basis with two days off per week. 40 Hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001688518

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include but no limited to: 

  • Milking
  • Working with young stock
  • Feeding
  • General farm duties
  • Monitoring the animals to make sure they are in their prime to help with milk production
  • Keeping calf pens and cubicles clean

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Team work
  • Good at problem solving
  • Punctual
  • Using initiative
  • Calm under pressure

Personal qualities

  • Ability to be able to manage early starts and long days
  • Confident around stock
  • Polite
  • Willing to learn new skills

Desired qualifications

3 GCSE’s Grade 4/C or above to include maths and English.

If you do not hold a qualification in maths & English at level 2, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects. 

Future prospects

A full-time permanent position on the farm and opportunities to progress in the role.

Things to consider

This apprenticeship will start in Summer 2021 and is ideal for a local school leaver who is looking to start a career in Agriculture. 

The apprentice must to be a local person who has the ability to get to work as and when needed for extra shifts.

Candidates must also be prepared to work outside in all weather and heavy lifting/strenuous work will be involved.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit: https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

A large, family-run, dairy farm milking 400 cows but with a full herd of 900 cows with young stock. The farm also has approx 200 sheep.

Employer

Samuel, Jack, Matthew, Rodger & Pauline Naylor

Address

Windsover Farm

Ilkley

LS29 0EF

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Training

Training provider

CRAVEN COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College

Contact

Sarah Haworth 01756 693681 apprenticeships@craven-college.ac.uk

This is an Apprenticeship in Agriculture as a Stockperson and will include a combination of on and off the job training in the workplace. You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside college attendance and farm visits. More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

If candidates do not have A*-C/9-4 in maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Apprenticeship standard

Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)

Level 2 (GCSE)


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