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Apprentice General Farm Worker (Livestock) Flower Farm

Potential candidate will have a unique position operating alongside the farmer who works hands on in the business, not from an office (he’s not very good at paperwork) and within the management team. The farm employs 30 full time and up to 100 part-time staff. Persons with a strong farming background may find this an ideal.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,255.40 to £22,230.00

    Subject to skills (above minimum 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

    Mon - Fri 08:00 - 18:00 (max 40 hours a week for 16 to 18 year olds)

    Total hours per week: 45.0

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000065695

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As the job description implies it’s no ordinary farm. If you admire Jeremy Clarkson’s farm this operates on a similar basis. It’s very much in the public eye.

  • Looking after livestock (chickens, turkeys, sheep, cows)
  • Sorting/grading eggs
  • Fencing
  • Tractor driving
  • Field maintenance
  • Helping run farm shop behind the scenes
  • Working with farm team on farm maintenance, and machinery etc

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

The employee will benefit from studying the general farm worker apprenticeship at the well known Plumpton College  – see details below:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/general-farm-worker-v1-0

General Farm Worker Level 2

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is an opportunity for a full time position following the completion of your apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Livestock Experience, General Farm Knowledge

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4 or Above) Desired

Things to consider

The farm is on a bus route (approx. 10 min from Oxted train station, and 15 mins from Redhill train station). Accommodation can be provided Free lunch and drinks.

About the employer

A diverse agricultural business ranging from livestock (poultry, sheep and cattle) to farm shop, events (weddings/birthdays/funerals), festivals (capacity 15,000) and a brewery. More expansions are being added in 2022.

Employer

Flower Farm

Address

Flower Farm

Oxted Road

Godstone

RH9 8BP

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Training

Training provider

PLUMPTON COLLEGE

Contact

Business Services

business@plumpton.ac.uk

01273 892127

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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