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Farm Apprentice Picks Organic Farm Ltd

We have an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join our team as a Farm Apprentice. You will care for the overall welfare of our animals and assist with general animal care and maintenance. Feel this could be the role for you? Apply today!

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Monday - Friday, hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    27 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001716980

  • Positions

    1 available

Your duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Feeding animals
  • Mucking out and applying fresh bedding
  • Checking water troughs are clean and full
  • Checking animals and learning what to look out for
  • Helping to maintain fencing and sheds
  • Collecting eggs
  • Helping to care for animals
  • Involving in various activities including lambing, shearing and TB testing
  • Helping with stock management

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work on own initiative
  • Team player

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Can do attitude
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and maths (or equivalent).

(If you do not already meet these criteria, we will ask you to sit initial assessments to indicate which level you are currently working at).

Future prospects

Further employment within the business.

Things to consider

  • Must be able to drive or have own transport as we are not on a bus route
  • There will be outside work and in all weather conditions
  • As an apprentice you can apply for an NUS Apprentice extra card which can be used at hundreds of high street and online brands. https://www.apprenticeextra.co.uk/

About the employer

We are an organic livestock farm with cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry.

Employer

Picks Organic Farm Ltd

Address

King Street, Barkby Thorpe

Leicester

LE7 3QF

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Training

Training provider

BMC (BROOKSBY MELTON COLLEGE)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brooksby Melton College

Contact

Apprenticeship Team (SMB Group) 01530 519 001 apprenticeships@smbgroup.ac.uk

Level 2 Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) Standard.

  • Day release to our Brooksby campus. (Part of the SMB Group)
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship standard

Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

All applications should be made through the Stephenson College (Part of the SMB Group) website and under no circumstances should a direct approach to the employer be made. Any direct approaches will result in your application NOT being considered for selection. Please understand that we may close vacancies prior to the publishing closing date if a sufficient number of applications are received. Please ignore the below statement to apply through the employer website, this is an automated message from the National Apprenticeship Service.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Oct 2021