Level 2 Apprentice Butcher Mg&J Uglow

As part of a small team you will be professionally trained in essential butchery skills working in all areas of the butchery department, learning skills through attendance at workshops with Duchy College (part of The Cornwall College Group) and learning on the job under the supervision of the Butchery Manager.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £152.00

  • Working week

    7am – 4pm (Includes 2 x 30 minute breaks, 1 x paid and 1 x unpaid.) The hourly wage will start at £4 however, if good progress is made apprentices will be eligible to increase their hourly rate.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    30 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001164349

  • Positions

    2 available

As part of a small team you will be professionally trained in essential butchery skills working in all areas of the butchery department, learning skills through attendance at workshops with Duchy College (part of The Cornwall College Group) and learning on the job under the supervision of the Butchery Manager.

The training will provide you with the following skills development and learning:

  • Professional butcher knife skills
  • Carrying out boning
  • Carrying out trimming of various cuts of meats
  • How to produce portion controlled products
  • How to maintain food safety standards  
  • How to work within and maintain Health and Safety standards
  • Helping to keep all working areas clean and tidy
  • How to correctly store meat products  
  • How to perform and record temperature control checks
  • How to work effectively as part of a team

Functional skills will be developed as needed in Maths and English to ensure accuracy of reading instructions and weights and measures.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Knife handling skills would be advantageous but training will be given if not.

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative
  • Proactive
  • Punctual
  • Have physical strength
  • Can work well in a team
  • Dexterous

Qualifications required

GCSE A* to D in Maths and English (or equivalent).

Future prospects

We are hopeful that on successful completion of the course we will be able to continue our relationship with the employee in long term employment and progress them through the business if they are suitable.

Things to consider

All PPE (workwear such as boots, hats, chainmail) and equipment (such as knives) will be provided by the Company. The site is fairly remote site, but there is a regular bus service from Bude into the village, however, the provision of your own transport might be preferred if it is an option. 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.

About the employer

The company was established in 1999, as a result of continually depressed pig prices when selling directly from the farm to the abattoir. We decided to take processing and marketing into our own hands, and in late 1998 set about converting a nearby council unit into a small cutting and processing plant, which opened for business in March 1999. In the early days, business was slow and very hard to build up, but as our reputation grew, and the quality of our products became consistently good, we steadily grew year on year. In 2001, we were badly affected by foot and mouth, and then when we finally opened for business again, our local abattoir burnt to the ground, meaning that transporting our pigs to abattoir and back was a 360 mile round trip. At this point, we needed more processing space, so the decision was made to build a combined Abattoir and processing plant on our home farm. This opened for business on the 1st August 2002, and has meant that we can work from home, in a new, modern environment in the most hygienic conditions possible. We are one of the few farmers in the country that actually breed and rear the pigs, and process to the final stage on the same farm, including curing, smoking, cooking and prepacking. Pigs are now fed on home grown cereals, and only have to move a few hundred yards to the abattoir, meaning a saving in fuel and benefit to the environment, and also meaning that the stress of transportation for the pigs is brought down to a minimum. We now supply a range of customers throughout Cornwall and Devon, which we serve via our own refrigerated vehicles.

Employer

Mg&J Uglow

Address

Whitstone

Holsworthy

EX22 6LE

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Training provider

You will be trained in the workplace alongside your usual duties and you will be expected to attend college one day a month under the current Framework.

You will work towards achieving a level 2 apprenticeship in Butchery including work based and knowledge components, an employee rights and responsibilities qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS) and if required Functional Skills.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Hannah


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Closing date: 20 Aug 2017