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Apprentice Butcher Blakes The Butchers Kevin Blake

Do you want to train as a butcher? Do you want to work for a high class butchery business that supplies top hotels and sports venues? We are looking to add to our existing team of expert butchers by offering a Butcher Apprenticeship to a motivated and positive individual who is keen to learn and has a professional approach to working.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Wage

    To be agreed upon appointment

  • Working week

    Shifts TBC, 5 days, early starts (Different shift patterns are available).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 Jun 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

Duties will 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

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Some manual dexterity
  • Good health (some lifting)

Personal qualities

  • Reliability
  • Ability to teamwork
  • Follow directions
  • Willingness to learn
  • Good personal hygiene
  • An interest in food and the completion of a task to a high standard

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English GCSE’s at grade 3 or above ideally
  • If no evidence of grade 4 or above then functional skills will be include as part of the apprenticeship

Future prospects

We are looking to build our team from within and train apprentices to be an integral part of the business going forwards. We want promotion from within for the right people and it is the ‘right’ people that we want to employ.

Things to consider

  • This vacancy is located in the centre of Brighton
  • Candidates will be expected to travel to Plumpton College’s Butchery School for one day every fortnight
  • Very early starts in the morning (dependant on age related employment law)

Company Benefits

  • Here at Blakes 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 the premier catering butcher for the South East and beyond
  • Staff meat allowance and discount
  • Free tea and coffee
  • PPE and uniform provided
  • 28 days holiday (including bank holidays)

About the employer

We are a successful high-class catering butcher supplying many top hotels, sport venues and educational establishments. We are looking to build our team from within and train apprentices to be an integral part of the business going forwards. We want promotion from within for the right people and it is the ‘right’ people that we want to employ.


Blakes The Butchers Kevin Blake


Unit 1-2

Meat Market



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Plumpton College


Alice Hutchinson 01273 892127

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

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 Butchery Apprenticeship, lasting 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 at least 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


Level 2 (GCSE)

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