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Apprentice Butcher Woolley Bros Ltd

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right candidate to become a skilled boner/butcher within a well-established, award winning wholesale butchers at the Woolley Brothers premises near Sheffield. This can be the first step on the road to a career in management for the right candidate.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £300.00 - £400.00

  • Working week

    5 days per week, approx. (TBC). 6:00am - 2:30pm with a 1-hour break.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    08 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    6 available

The job role will include the following duties:

  • Work as a team player helping with packing of beef
  • The successful applicant will be required to bone and trim beef, preparing for wholesale orders for our customers, as well as other general duties
  • Cleaning the preparation and production areas that are used to maintain a safe and hygienic working environment
  • To work as part of a close team to ensure the company's vision is met

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Team player
  • Flexible approach to learning
  • Good communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Passionate about their work 

Personal qualities

  • Commitment to work hard and complete your training
  • Good work ethic
  • Polite and professional manner

Desired qualifications

No specific qualifications are required, however good maths and English will be expected.

If you do not have an A-C/8-4 GCSE in maths and English or equivalent you will be required to achieve a Level 1 in functional skills. 

Future prospects

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship there will be an opportunity to progress into a full time Advanced Beef Boner. 

Things to consider

You will be working in a chilled environment and will be expected to be active for long periods of time. The ability to handle meat is essential to the role as well as using a knife and other equipment safely. 

About the employer

Established in 1979 Woolley Brothers Butchers is a family owned business which has been supplying Retail butchers, caterers, other wholesalers, and supermarkets for many years. 

Woolley Brothers operate from an Abattoir and Meat packing plant premises near Sheffield. 


Woolley Bros Ltd


Rother Valley Way


S20 3RW

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Crosby Management Training Ltd


Sam Edwards

Full training will be provided on an on-going basis by your employer and training provider. Time spent training will be part of the agreed contracted hours of the working week. You will learn essential manual and knife skills over the course of the programme. You will also gain the following qualifications:

  • Butchery Level 2
  • Health and Safety Level 2
  • Food Safety Level 2
  • Knife Skills Level 2 

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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