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Apprentice Butcher Gray & Sons Butchers Ltd

As an apprentice, you will learn all aspects of butchery; meat prepping, trimming, serving, cleaning of equipment and shop, and serving customers. This is a fantastic opportunity for the right candidate!

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Closing date: 20 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Between 30-33 hours a week, including weekend work. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    19 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for a Trainee Butcher to work 30 hours 3 days a week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

They will be trained in all aspects of meat industry etc.


  • You will carry out are trimming
  • Preparing of all types of meat
  • Serving customers with knowledge of meat
  • Cleaning of all equipment and the shop itself

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator, would eventually like them to become an experienced butcher
  • Numeracy, literacy, hygiene

Personal qualities

  • Good time keeper
  • Enthusiastic
  • Keen to learn
  • Polite and confident

Desired qualifications

  • None requied. all training provided

Future prospects

  • Could eventually have a very good salary and work more days

Things to consider

  • Butchery is a skills shortage so if you are proficient and qualified you can earn a good living
  • The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

We are a small very busy retail shop serving our local community  employing 3 staff.


Gray & Sons Butchers Ltd


9 Birchwood Parade

Woodside Drive



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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


Andrew MacDonald 01473270757

On the job training leading to an Apprenticeship Standard Level 2 in Butchery also;

  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Knife Skills
  • Levels 1 and/or 2 in Fucntional Skills in maths and/or English (if applicable)

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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