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Apprentice Herdsperson R Brown & Son

The role will include all tasks involved in day to day running of the 350 cow spring calving herd and 160 youngstock. The job will involve working with a team of 4 people checking and assisting calving cows, calf rearing. Milking and feeding cows and youngstock.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 29 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working week will be variable depending on the time of the year. Will be working every other weekend (TBC).

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Main Duties:

  • Stock rearing, feeding and bedding
  • Work with farm veterinary surgeon, assistance in all stock related matters, e.g de-horning, worming and other routine calf work
  • Yard work, scrapping, mucking out, cleaning pens
  • Tractor driving, field and yard work, general maintenance of tractors to include greasing, oil level checks, filters and other routine tasks
  • Milking on a rota basis (training to be provided)
  • Spotting of bulling cows and presented for AI
  • General cow health, observation and treatment, to include calving and mastitis treatment, recognition of illness, liaison with Employer, taking cow temperatures and general observation of good cow health, where appropriate
  • Fencing and general farm maintenance

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Working well within a small team
  • Self motivated

Personal qualities

  • Honest, reliable and hard working
  • Willingness to learn

Desired qualifications

Maths & English GCSE grade 3/D, equivalent or above.

Future prospects

  • Possibility of remaining part of the team at Barn farm
  • Joining our herdspersons monthly discussion group (talks and trips around the country)
  • Gaining more responsibilities (AI training, foot trimming)

Things to consider

We have an onsite static caravan for accommodation.

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information please visit:

About the employer

 R Brown & Son is a family run farm. We milk 350 crossbred spring calving cows supplying milk for Long Clawson Cheese.  We run a New Zealand style system. Our cows are turned out in February once they have calved and are rotationally grazed on 38 paddocks. Grazed grass is the main part of their diet.  We aim to achieve a low cost robust simple Profitable system.


R Brown & Son


Odstone Barn Farm

Ibstock Road


CV13 0RE

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brooksby Melton College


Intermediate Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) Standard.

  • Day release to Melton Campus
  • Functional skills if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

Apprenticeship standard

Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 29 Oct 2021