Agriculture (Stockperson) Apprenticeship Martyn Jennings
This role is suited to someone looking for a job with lots of variety – we are a dairy farm milking 250 cows on robots. The apprentice will be involved in all aspects of the business, working with the cows, robots, young stock, and machinery.
Closing date: 30 Sep 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 30.00
Possible start date
04 Oct 2021
30 May 2021
Level 2 (GCSE)
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:
- Feeding and watering variety of livestock
- Maintain welfare of animals
- Maintain Health and Safety on the farm
- Assisting with robotic milking
- Using farm machinery/vehicles – once training/after obtaining licence
- Farm maintenance - fencing, walling maintaining farm buildings
- Brining on the young stock
- Bedding Calves
Requirements and prospects
- Communication skills
- Good problem-solving skills
- A keen interest in farming (some prior experience would be preferred)
- Ability to be able to manage early starts and long days
- Confident around stock
- Willing to learn new skills
- Using initiative
- Calm under pressure
While there are no formal entry requirements for this apprenticeship, you may be required to do an Initial Assessment to ascertain your suitability for the course.
If you do not hold a qualification in maths & English at Level 1, you will be required to do Functional Skills in these subjects prior to the completion of the apprenticeship.
No other specific qualifications are required as full training will be given. Some farming experience would be an advantage.
A full-time permanent position on the farm and opportunities to progress in the role.
Things to consider
Due to the nature of the business, the apprentice may be required to work some weekends and evenings at busy times on occasion.
Candidates must also be prepared to work outside in all weather and heavy lifting/strenuous work will be involved.
Travel to and from the workplace must also be considered as farms are often in remote rural locations and not on public transport routes.
About the employer
A busy, family-run dairy farm based in Cowling, West Yorkshire.
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College
Sarah Haworth 01756693681 firstname.lastname@example.org
Level 2 Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) apprenticeship standard, which includes:
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
- End-Point Assessment (EPA)
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 fortnightly college attendance and farm visits. More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.
Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)
Level 2 (GCSE)
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