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Apprentice Butcher Pasture Farm Foods

We are a catering/retail butchers. You will learn all aspects of butchery from processed products to breaking down carcase.

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Closing date: 05 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

    Up to 40 hours per week across 5 days, Monday to Saturday. Times to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    06 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an apprentice butcher to work up to 40 hours a week, over 5 days including Saturdays. 

Training will be given covering all aspects of the industry. You will develop knife skills, learn the production of sausages, burgers and other processed products. The serving of customers, the stocking of counters, fridges & freezers and the completion of orders. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Numeracy skills

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Willingness to learn
  • Polite and Courteous
  • Good personal Hygiene

Desired qualifications

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy

Future prospects

Butchery can lead to different positions, working in retail, wholesale, behind the scenes in meat hygiene service.

Things to consider

It is hard work, involves early starts and weekend work. At busy times it can demand longer hours and in the winter months it can be a very cold working environment. 

Butchery has a skills shortage of skilled butchers nationally, the right candidate can earn a good living. 

About the employer

We are a busy and fast paced wholesale and retail butchers/farm shop.


Pasture Farm Foods



Whitewalls Close



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Training provider

M.E.A.T Ipswich Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Meat East Anglia Trades (Ipswich) Ltd


Hannah 01473270757

Level 2 Butchery Apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Health & Safety
  • Functional skills Level 1 and/or 2 in maths and/or English if applicable
  • Customer Service
  • Cleaning & Hygiene practices

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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