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Apprentice Butcher Lothian Meats

To learn all aspects of butchery from sausage and burger making to display and carcase breakdown.

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Closing date: 08 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 hours per week, shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    09 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    09 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an apprentice butcher to work 39 hours a week over 5 days including Saturdays. 

They will be trained in all aspects of the meat industry. Duties and tasks you will carry out are:

  • Sausage making
  • Burger making
  • Vacuum packing
  • Stock control
  • Customer Service

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator
  • Keen to learn
  • Polite

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeper
  • Enthusiastic to learn

Desired qualifications

  • Numeracy
  • Literacy
  • Hygiene

Future prospects

Butchery is a skills shortage so if you are proficient and qualified you can further your career. For example becoming a supervisor, trainee manager, manager of shop or department.

Things to consider

It is hard work, often involves weekend work and it can be physically demanding; especially in the winter as it is a cold environment to work in.

About the employer

We are a family run catering / retail butchers with 30 years experience. We employ 5 staff and sell to retail customers and supply to a number of local restaurants and schools. 


Lothian Meats



North Road



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Training provider

M.E.A.T Ipswich Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Meat East Anglia Trades (Ipswich) Ltd


Hannah (MEAT Ipswich) 01473270757

Level 2 Butchery Apprenticeship standard which includes:

  • Butchery
  • Cleaning
  • Knife skills: cutting, boning, trimming and mincing of meat
  • Stock control
  • Customer Service
  • Level 2 Awards in Food Safety and Health & Safety
  • Functional skills if needed

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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