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Poultry Production Apprentice Park Farm

Want a great career in agriculture? If so this is an exciting opportunity to work in high tech poultry Broiler production.

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Closing date: 29 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £220.00 - £240.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday; 7.00 am - 3.00 pm. Saturday: 7.00 am - 12.00 pm. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    13 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    18 Aug 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001753627

  • Positions

    1 available

As a Poultry Production Apprentice, you will support the day to day duties on a modern Poultry site for the production of broiler chickens.

You will work alongside the farm manager to develop the range of skills and knowledge to ensure the smooth running of the farm. Daily duties will include;

Possible duties could include;

  • Daily flock checks and husbandry procedures
  • Complete all record cards as required by Farm Manager
  • Keep site clean and tidy
  • Assist with bird placement and de-population
  • Assist with minor farm maintenance
  • Complete all daily tasks in line with company biosecurity
  • Communicate any problems found to the Farm Manager
  • Ensure compliance with the company Health & Safety policy
  • Ensure the correct PPE is used for tasks undertaken.
  • Any other duties required by your Manager

This will be a great environment for an Apprentice looking to train and develop within the poultry industry.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • This is a physically demanding role & will involve animal husbandry & handling
  • Someone who is practical and can also record information accurately
  • You must be able to follow set methods and procedures
  • Ability to work accurately attention to detail
  • Ability to be aware of problems and ask for help
  • Good set of communication skills
  • Ability to work as part of a team as well as on own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Have a flexible approach to work
  • Be reliable and hardworking
  • Be a good time keeper
  • Have a positive attitude/Good sense of humour
  • Have a genuine interest in Agriculture
  • Ability to prioritise duties / tasks with the guidance of the Farm Manager

Desired qualifications

  • None required

Future prospects

A full-time position/progression within the organisation will be considered on completion of the 18-month apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

The NMW applies to time working plus time spent training as this is also part of the Apprenticeship. Anyone not covered by the age category above will be entitled to the NMW appropriate to their age.


About the employer

Hillfairs is an arable based farming enterprise with a linked in Broiler farm. We pride ourselves in supporting team members to achieve their full possibilities whilst achieving our business goals. Our broiler farm is state of the art in technology and welfare which is of paramount importance to us, and our customers. We look to drive all of our staff to learn and qualify to their highest levels in each category on the farm.

Employer

Park Farm

Address

Park Farm

London Road

Saxmundham

IP17 3QX

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Training

Training provider

POULTEC TRAINING LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Poultec Training Ltd

Contact

Ben Gaskins ben.gaskins@poultec.co.uk

The twelve month work based Apprenticeship will include the following training:

  • City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Agriculture
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills maths
  • City & Guilds Level 1 Functional Skills English
  • Poultry Welfare
  • Farm Hygiene & Biosecurity
  • Manual Handling
  • Health & Safety

This Apprenticeship standard will also include an end point assessment which entails the following:

  • Work based observation
  • Multiple Choice Knowledge Test
  • Work Based Discussion

Apprenticeship standard

Poultry worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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