Agricultural Apprentice H Burrows & Sons

H Burrows & Son at Manor Farm in Woolacombe, is a friendly, family run business that are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice to join their team.

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours per week over 5 days. Starting on £3.50 per hour and once pass tractor test this will go up to £3.70. If the individual continues to perform during the apprenticeship regular reviews in wage will be considered.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Mar 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Due to recent expansion we are looking for an apprentice to work across a variety of duties alongside a family run unit.  You will be prepared to work in all weathers alongside the family carrying out day to day roles giving you the confidence to complete tasks on your own.

Working to support both the livestock and estate work of this Dairy Farm, you will learn all aspects of the agricultural industry. 

Tasks will include:

  • Working with cows.
  • Establishing and upholding appropriate welfare conditions.
  • Providing feed, water and accommodation.
  • Monitoring health and wellbeing.
  • Assisting with animal movement.
  • Operating and maintaining equipment to support livestock.
  • Agricultural skills and work routines.
  • Estate skills.
  • Tractor driving.
  • Maintaining the Farm.
  • Milking following training.

This is a great opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career and gain an apprenticeship qualification.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Willing
  • Listen and work to given instructions
  • Positive attitude
  • Self- motivated
  • Able to work well as part of a team
  • Wishing to build a career in the industry
  • Excellent timekeeper
  • Happy and able to work outdoors in all weathers

Personal qualities

  • Interested in the care of livestock
  • Reliability
  • Be responsible for the health of the animals and keen to learn

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English and Maths grades D or above, or equivalent qualification
  • Successful completion of tractor test (paid for by employer)
  • Completion of training health and safety on the farm

Future prospects

Progression onto level 3 apprenticeship, growing with additional land and parlours being developed. Father in retiring and so progression with more responsibility on the farm

Things to consider

You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to and from work and to attend college. The employer is right on the bus route to Woolacombe, but don’t run on a Sunday and not to meet start and finish times. From April 1st 2017 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £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 wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A family run dairy farm with a herd of 80 dairy cows and 200 acres is looking to recruit an apprentice who would like to develop a career in the farming industry.


H Burrows & Sons


Manor Farm


EX34 7HF

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Work Based Diploma in Agriculture
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English, if required.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College


Dave Green 0845 60 99 599

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Closing date: 27 Aug 2017