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Level 2 Butcher Apprenticeship Alpine Fine Foods

The successful applicant will help with receiving, unloading and rotating stock in the goods in chiller. Making up customer orders, checking the stock levels are maintained. Working as part of a team following all Health & Safety, Food Hygiene standards, pre-requisite checks and HACCP plans. Maintaining a clean and safe working environment.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    37.5 hours per week. Regular pattern of days Monday-Friday. Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • To receive, unload and book in stock as required, checking quantities and weights
  • To ensure all stock is rotated in date order
  • To batch code any product which requires a batch number and meet all traceability requirements
  • To ensure all orders are cut to the correct customer specification and quantities including stock levels are maintained
  • To work as part of the team following all health, safety and food hygiene standards as detailed through company policy
  • To work to all pre-requisite checks and Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) plans
  • Maintain a clean and safe working environment and ensure all areas are clean and tidy for the safety of all staff

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

Training to be provided:

Level 2 Butcher apprenticeship standard, which includes:

Functional Skills in English and maths (if required)
Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills
Level 2 Food Safety Award
Level 2 Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award
Level 2 Knife Skills Award
Life skills
Leadership skills
Support and training to enable your career progression throughout your apprenticeship and beyond

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Progression throughout the business. e.g. Butchers Assistant, Butchery Supervisor or Butchery Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Number skills, Team working, Literacy, Work independently, Work to deadlines


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2 and above) Desired

Things to consider

The company may require the job holder to undertake other operational duties as required, work paid overtime and be flexible with shift patterns as required to meet the daily demands and requirements of the business and customers.

About the employer

Miller Food Service nee Alpine Fine Foods was established in 2000 as a food wholesale and distribution company supplying ambient, chilled and frozen goods. Our customers are mainly Yorkshire based and include care homes, schools, hospitality businesses, deli shops etc. The onsite butchery unit which is approved by the FSA is used for cutting meat to sizes suitable for our customers and also manufacturing some processed products such as burgers and sausages.


Alpine Fine Foods


Alpine Fine Foods

Unit 2-5 Milestone Business Park

Oslo Road


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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