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General Farm Worker Apprentice GJ AGRI LIMITED

GJ Agri Ltd have an exciting opportunity for a General Farm Worker apprentice to join their family run business. As a General Farm Worker at GJ Agri you will carry out a range of activities such as caring for livestock, crop management and tractor work.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    £4.81 per hour

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm may be required to work at weekends

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    21 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000057336

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Some of the duties required in this role will include the following:

As an apprentice you will get involved with all aspects of the farm business. The main duties will include:-

  • Tractor work; Topping, Raking, Wrapping
  • Fencing
  • Tree planting
  • Excavator driving
  • Screening
  • Moving fences
  • Tending to livestock (have over 200 sheep and 20 cattle)

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Training will take place at attend Bicton college for block release 
  • Apprentices without level 1 English and maths will need to achieve this level and apprentices without level 2 English and maths will need to take the tests for this level prior to taking the end-point assessment. For those with an education, health and care plan or a legacy statement, the apprenticeship’s English and maths minimum requirement is Entry Level 3. A British Sign Language (BSL) qualification is an alternative to the English qualification for those whose primary language is BSL.
  • Other mandatory qualifications
    Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, which is a minimum of 1-day course (Ofqual regulated)
  • Level 2 City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or Lantra Safe use of Pesticides’

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • After successful completion of the Level 2 General Farm Worker the apprentice could progress onto the Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician 
  • Opportinity to progress as a full time employee with the company 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Proactive, Punctual, Sense of Humour

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Rural location

About the employer

GJ Agri Ltd is a family run business, based in Marshwood, Dorset. We specialize in agricultural contracting, engineering and selling parts from many major stockists. Here at GJ Agri we partake in many agricultural activities including; grassland management/ operations, bailing, solid and liquid muck spreading and many others.

Employer

GJ AGRI LIMITED

Address

TUCKERS PLAIN

TEMPLEMANS ASH

BRIDPORT

DT6 5NX

Contact

Jack Bailey

jack@gj-agri-ltd.co.uk

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Contact

Ceri

01209617826

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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