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Apprentice Butcher W J Crouch

We are looking to build our team from within and train an apprentice to be an integral part of the business. The apprentice will be taught every aspect of butchery and in addition to learning in the workplace will attend Plumpton College Butchery Department one day every other week to complete the apprenticeship.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    WJ Crouch Butchers Ltd operates between the hours of 7am – 5pm Monday to Friday and 7am – 4pm Saturday. An Apprentice would need to be able to work 4 days in the week and every Saturday. Shifts TBA.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001728288

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties Include:

  • Butcher all species of meat
  • Bone, roll, dice, slice meat
  • Produce orders to customer specifications
  • Meet time deadlines
  • Make sausages and other value-added products
  • Maintain high standards of food hygiene and personal cleanliness
  • Work as part of a team
  • Communicate with other members of the team
  • Be capable of the very best customer service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some manual dexterity
  • An ability to communicate

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Ability to be a part of a team
  • Follow directions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the role as involves heavy lifting
  • Able to accept and use training,
  • An interest in food
  • The completion of a task to a high standard

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE’s or equivalent grade 3 or above are helpful but not essential as support will be given in these subjects.

Future prospects

  • We are looking to build our team from within and train an apprentice to be an integral part of the business. We support promotion from within for the right person and it is the ‘right’ person that we want to employ
  • Butchery is a good, well paid career with great opportunities. There is a shortage of butchers at present and a good butcher will never be without a job

Things to consider

  • In addition, the successful candidate will be expected to travel to the Plumpton College Butchery Department for one day every other week, in Bodium

Company Benefits

  • We enjoy a hardworking positive atmosphere where people come first. Our team, practice and maintain the highest personal and professional standards to ensure our business continues as one of the best butchers in the area
  • Employee discount scheme on produce
  • Free tea and coffee
  • Uniform and PPE provided

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). 
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About the employer

We are a successful, high-class butchers with 3 branches servicing Kent and East Sussex, supplying top quality meat to the professional catering industry, hospitality, and retail sectors.

We are looking to build our team from within and train an apprentice to be an integral part of the business going forwards.

We want to build from within and hence employ the ‘right’ person.

Here at WJ Crouch Butchers Ltd, we enjoy a hardworking positive atmosphere where people come first.

Our team, practice and maintain the highest personal and professional standards to ensure our business continues as a premier butchery outlet.

Employer

W J Crouch

Address

High Street

Tonbridge

TN12 0AU

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Training

Training provider

PLUMPTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Plumpton College

Contact

Alice Hutchinson 01273 892127 alice.hutchinson@plumpton.ac.uk

This vacancy is an opportunity for an apprentice to learn butchery and the associated skills needed to be a modern butcher. Butchery is a great skill

The apprenticeship is completed in partnership with Plumpton College’s highly regarded Butchery Apprenticeship Department, where the successful applicants will embark on a Level 2.

This Butchery Apprenticeship lasts between 12 and 18 months. The course includes all aspects of modern butchery together with additional qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety. The course concludes with an assessment in skills and knowledge before the apprenticeship qualification is awarded.

Apprentices spend 20% of their time being trained, mentored and taught in both the workplace and at college. Where necessary, the training includes helping students achieve competency in maths and English.

Apprenticeship standard

Butcher

Level 2 (GCSE)


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