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Apprentice Stockperson K G Stapleton

A great opportunity to work on a farm with mixed stock and lots of variation. As well as milking 120 cows, they also have approx. 300 sheep as well as rearing stock for beef. The Apprentice 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


  • Working week

    Working week will cover Monday - Saturday on a rota (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    04 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    10 Mar 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

To provide assistance where required to ensure the smooth running of the farm on a day to day basis. Farming involves a many different skills and the apprentice will get a huge variety of experience during their training.

Duties will include:

  • Milking
  • Sheep work, dosing, lambing
  • Walling
  • Fencing
  • Tractor work
  • Working with young stock

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Communication skills
  • Teamwork
  • Good at problem solving
  • Punctual
  • Using initiative

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

Candidates will ideally have at least 3 GCSEs A*-C/9-4 to include maths & English (or equivalent qualifications). No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. 

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 would ideally suit a local school leaver who is looking to start a career in Agriculture. 

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:

About the employer

High Skibeden Farm is a family run dairy, sheep and beef farm just outside the market town of Skipton.


K G Stapleton


High Skibeden Farm

Harrogate Road


BD23 6AB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693681

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 or equivalent 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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