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Mixed Farm Worker Apprentice MR ANDREW PHILIP QUICK

An excellent opportunity to work as part of a team on a well invested mixed dairy farm. The successful applicant will be involved in all aspects of running the dairy herd, as well as performing a full range of tasks on the farms arable and grassland enterprises.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    Up to £23,000 depending on age, experience and hours worked

  • Working week

    30 - 40 hours a week - (if under the age of 18) 30-50 hours a week - (if over the age of 18) Will require some weekend work - to be discussed at interview Days/Hours/Shifts to be confirmed/discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000057485

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Dairy cow feeding using a mixer wagon
  • Cleaning out and bedding up the stock using a straw shredder
  • Calf rearing, dehorning and vaccinating
  • Occasional milking
  • A range of grassland operations to include muckspreading and carting, mowing, tedding and raking
  • A range of arable tasks to include cultivations, rolling, corn carting
  • Other tasks relating to the day to day running of the farm

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

Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship Standard

Emergency First Aid: HABC Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work.

Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) (Non-regulated)

English and maths: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

You will need to attend Wiltshire College and University Centre at our Lackham campus one day a week

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

May lead to continued future employment for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Reliable, Punctual, Capable of driving a tractor, Capable of driving telehandler, Experience handling stock, Able to learn new skills

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

This role does includes working outdoors in all weather conditions so you must be willing to do so..

About the employer

Upper Bearfield Farm is a mixed dairy farm on the edge of Bradford on Avon. We manage 700 acres of land growing grass, maize and cereal crops. There are 200 dairy cows and followers together with a further 150 beef animals and 35 sheep. Most operations on the farm are carried out in house with contractors used for combing and forage harvesting.

Employer

MR ANDREW PHILIP QUICK

Address

UPPER BEARFIELD FARM

ASHLEY ROAD

BRADFORD ON AVON

BA15 1RT

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Training

Training provider

WILTSHIRE COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITY CENTRE

Contact

Wiltshire College and University Centre Apprenticeship Team

apprenticeships@wiltshire.ac.uk

08453452235

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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