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Apprentice Butcher JJ Moore Ltd

A great opportunity to learn one of the oldest trades with Swanage’s leading butchers. This is a busy retail and catering butchers with opportunity to learn quickly and develop your skills.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £225.00 - £337.50

  • Working week

    Mon-Sat 7.30-4pm (1 hour lunch break) with 1 day off or 2 half days per week (total 37.5 hours per week).

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    22 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    29 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a great opportunity to learn a trade in a busy retail and catering butchers situated in Swanage, Dorset. Working towards Butcher Level 2 apprenticeship.

The role will include:

  • Learning to cut, trim and prepare portions of meat for use or sale in retail and catering establishments.
  • Receiving deliveries, ensuring all admin is correct and pricing items. • Making sausages and burgers
  • Ensuring stock is rotated 
  • Cleaning and washing up 
  • Serving customers, taking money and credit card payments 
  • Working to food hygiene and safety requirements 
  • Delivering goods to customers by foot or van (driving licence not essential)
  • Answering the telephone and taking orders 
  • Weighing products, wrapping, sealing, packing, labelling and stock control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

• Deliver customer service to a high standard • Confident with customers

Personal qualities

  • Punctual
  • Reliable 
  • Clean and tidy appearance 
  • Hard working 
  • Good communication skills

Desired qualifications

GCSEs in the A* - E or 9 – 3 range. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. Employers who recruit candidates without English and Maths at GCSE Grade D (or Functional Skills Level 1) or above must ensure that the candidate achieves this level before the Apprenticeship Standard can be awarded to the individual.

Future prospects

Potential to secure a full time position as a qualified butcher on completion of your apprenticeship and continue to develop your skills and career.

Things to consider

  • The role includes Saturday working.
  • Discounted food available.
  • Wages will be reviewed monthly and increased as the employee develops.

About the employer

JJ Moore Butchers is a traditional family run butchers in Swanage, established in 1980. We supply local families and catering businesses with fresh meat, groceries and dry goods from our town centre shop and through a home delivery service.


JJ Moore Ltd



High Street


BH19 2NU

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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard - Butchery
  • Level 2 Standard Butchery - Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours 
  • Level 2 Food Safety Award 
  • Level 2 FDQ Award in Knife Skills for Food Processing 
  • FDQ L2 Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business 
  • FDQ L2 Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (Meat and Poultry) 
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if required (exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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