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General Farm Worker Apprentice W A Curtis & Sons Ltd

We have an exciting opportunity for the successful candidate to join our team as a General Farm Worker Apprentice. Duties will include tractor driving, farm maintenance, looking after our beef unit and arable. 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 8:00am - 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    24 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001728134

  • Positions

    1 available

 General farm work duties will include:

  • Operate several different types of machinery, including tractors
  • Carry out general farm maintenance
  • Day to day care for beef stock
  • Assist with the arable side of the business as required
  • Carry out general farm duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enthusiastic worker who is willing to learn
  • Good time-keeper
  • Able to follow instruction and use own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Flexible attitude to working

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)
  • Driving licence (due to the nature of the role)

Future prospects

Possible employment following the completion of the apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Due to the nature of the job, the successful candidate will be required to drive tractors and other farm machinery; therefore a full UK driving licence will be required
  • 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/
  • You will be required to work in all weathers

About the employer

A family run mixed arable and beef farm over 1200 acres.

Employer

W A Curtis & Sons Ltd

Address

Crossways Farm

Countesthorpe Road

Leicester

LE8 6LD

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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