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Level 3 Agriculture apprentice David Brown and Linda Brown

An exciting opportunity has arisen to Brown & Beer. This is an excellent opportunity to gain a wide range of skills and knowledge on a well-established dairy farm.

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £260.00

  • Working week

    You will be working on a rota basis with some weekend work required. Typical shifts will range between 7am and 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    21 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    17 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC001802901

  • Positions

    1 available

The role is an opportunity for someone who loves cows to come in, learn and receive training and grow, progressing their career within the industry. You will be part of a larger team who have plenty of support and knowledge to draw on to develop your skill base.

Primarily you will be supporting the herdsperson maintaining our high standards of production and animal wellbeing. You will do this by sharing the milking responsibilities, as well as other tasks such as:

  • calving
  • heat detection
  • milk recording
  • rearing youngstock
  • dehorning
  • yard work.

We believe in a good work/life balance and there is regular days and time off with the role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Passion for the industry
  • Some experience in Agriculture
  • Willing to work outdoors in all weathers
  • Good communication skills
  • Practical and hands on in attitude
  • Able to listen and to work to given instructions
  • Able to use own initiative

Personal qualities

  • Diligent
  • Punctual
  • Good sense of humour
  • Positive in attitude
  • Eager to learn
  • Hardworking
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Interested and willing to learn

Desired qualifications

Maths & English GCSE's at grade 4 (C) or above or equivalents.

Future prospects

For the right candidate with a passion for agriculture, there is a possibility to become a permanent assistant herdsperson within the company.

Things to consider

Due to the rural location of the workplace, own transport is preferred.


About the employer

Multiple award-winning Family Farm for both farming practice and conservation. The farm runs a high health predominantly spring calving 260 cow pedigree Jersey herd on a premium contract and is on a premium contract. It also has a Pedigree Ruby Red Herd.

Employer

David Brown and Linda Brown

Address

East Hele Farm

Bideford

EX39 5LZ

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Abbie 01209616422

You will be working towards a Level 3 Livestock unit technician Standard

Some units will include:

  • Animal Health - handling and welfare
  • Farm machinery
  • Forage crops and grassland
  • Animal Handling
  • Monitor and maintain health, safety and security

You will be required to attend Duchy College, Stoke Climsland on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship standard

Livestock unit technician

Level 3 (A level)


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