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Apprentice Butcher G P Barnes

Retail butchers: To learn all aspects of butchery from sausages to display and carcase breakdown.

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £138.60 to £267.30

    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

    30 Hours a week including weekend work. Shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    23 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an Apprentice Butcher to work 39 hours 5 days a week including Saturdays (hours can be negotiable.) They will be trained in all aspects of meat industry etc. Duties/tasks you will carry out are sausage making, carcase break down to saleable product, value added preparation and serving all roles within the shop itself really, including hygiene.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good organisational skills
  • Self motivated
  • Good time management
  • Good listening skills

Personal qualities

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

Desired qualifications

  • Basic Numeracy, literacy would be ideal but not import good hygiene is a must

Future prospects

We are looking for a new team member, this is a long term training position with a view to full time employment at the end of training for the right candidate.

Things to consider

It is hard work, will involve working Saturdays, your days off will be Sunday and Monday. It can be physically demanding, in winter it is a cold environment to work in. Butchery is a skills shortage so if you are proficient and qualified you can earn a good living.

About the employer

We are famers and butchers producing the beef for the shop.  We are looking for a team member in our butchery.  Our team in the shop currently is two fulltime butchers, two full time staff serving and a third part time on a Saturday.


G P Barnes


Church Farm Barn

Norwich 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

All aspects of butchery within the shop setting.

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in Butchery
  • Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Health and Safety
  • Level 2 Award in Knife Skills
  • Level 1 and/or 2 in Functional Skills in maths and/or English if applicable

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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