Agriculture Apprentice Chyvarloe Farm Ltd

A fantastic opportunity has arisen to work alongside Paul Parfitt at Chyvarloe Farm, on his Beef and Arable Farm near Helston.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Working hours 8am – 5pm Monday - Friday. This can be flexible and discussed during interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    16 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The successful apprentice must have a keen interest in working with livestock, there will also be the occasional tractor work within this role however the amount will depend on the time of year. You will also be expected to carry out the following duties;


  • General yard work
  • Feeding the animals and making the feeds up
  • Assisting with calf rearing
  • Preparing bedding and mucking out
  • Carrying out TB testing and helping with vaccinations
  • Tractor driving duties will vary depending on experience and will include hedge trimming, combining, pulling daffodils, fertiliser spreading (if you have your PA1 & 2), ploughing and drilling.
  • Fencing and maintenance
  • There is also the opportunity to get involved in school visits if interested.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Enjoy practical work
  • Able to cope with the physical demands of the job
  • Able to undertake manual and heavy work
  • Able to handle animals with confidence and patience
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Able to work for long hours and in all kinds of weather conditions
  • Able to work both in a team and with limited social contact
  • Be a keen practical and theoretical learner who acts responsibly at all times

Personal qualities

  • It is essential that candidates are punctual and dependable, as the daily schedule is based around the needs of the animals.
  • The role will require some physical strength and character, as well as being good with your hands.
  • A proactive approach is needed, having confidence to work alongside others and being able to work on your own initiative

Qualifications required

GCSE Grades – Two D’s or above in English and Mathematics (or equivalent) essential.

Future prospects

An apprenticeship is a great way to spring board your career into farming. Whether you continue at this farm or not you will gain a valuable qualification and experience which will make you more employable within the industry.

Things to consider

• This farm has a rural location, with no public transport links running close by. • You must therefore ensure that you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to/from work and to attend college. • The role can be physically demanding and you will be on your feet all day in varying weather conditions. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. For more information visit:

About the employer

This is a 300 acre farming business based near to Helston.


Chyvarloe Farm Ltd


Chyvarloe Farm House



TR12 7PY

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Training provider

  • NVQ Level 2 in Agriculture
  • Maths and English Functional Skills if required

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College


Beth Bruce 01726 226472

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2017