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Abattoir Operative Apprentice Woolley Bros Ltd

Knowledge and Experience. You will gain the following knowledge: Knowledge - Procurement, History Of Meat, WATOK and Animal Welfare, Quality, Traceability and HACCP, Lairage Functions, including Passports ID, Functions of AWOs, OV and MHI inspectors, Religious Slaughter, Food Safety, Carcass Grading, Waste Management.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    Competitive salary

  • Working week

    Monday - Sunday (5 days per week). Hours to be confirmed to suit the business.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

  • Ensure carcasses are dressed and trimmed according to Wooley Brothers and Customer specifications as directed by the Abattoir Manager/Supervisor
  • Ensure work is carried out to the best of the operative's abilities to meet production deadlines
  • Ensure that all parts of the carcase are trimmed to produce optimum production yield while adhering to legislation and company requirements
  • Work as part of a team and take responsibility for your own work
  • Carry out all procedures in a safe manner in accordance with training
  • Comply with company policy and procedures on safe food handling and hygiene at all times
  • Maintain responsibility for operational effectiveness of equipment and machinery and report faults to supervisor in a timely manner
  • Maintain personal PPE
  • Carry out any other reasonable duties assigned

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Practical skills and the ability to work well in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • A friendly, positive, hardworking approach to work
  • To be reliable as you will be an important part of a small team

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeping
  • Willing attitude
  • A friendly, positive, hardworking approach to work
  • Committed

Desired qualifications

None required, all training to be provided. 

Future prospects

You will learn how to become a qualified Abattoir Worker and if you successfully complete the Apprenticeship, you will be offered a permanent role as an Abattoir Operative.

Things to consider

You will be working in a chilled environment, standing for long periods. 

You must be aware of the nature of the job, and not let this affect your ability to carry out duties. 

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

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


Samantha Edwards 01902 837452

Abattoir Worker Level 2.

  • Level 2 Award for Proficiency in Protecting the Welfare of Animals at Time of Killing
  • Health and Safety 
  • Functional Skills Maths/English (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Abattoir worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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