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Butchery Apprentice Westlands Farm Shop

At Westlands Farm Shop you will have the opportunity to learn how to break down bodies of Pork, Beef and lamb and handle game. You will also learn manufacture of sausages and burgers.

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Closing date: 19 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £4.81/ hour apprenticeship rate during 3 month probationary period. We will review this based on progression through our skills and pay bands

    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

    40 hours per week to include day release during term time as rostered with at least 1 weekend day likely. Shifts to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    19 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Training provided 4 days out of 5 on site working along side our experienced butchers to learn butchery skills.

Role will include:

  • Presenting meat for sale on the serve over counter 
  • Serving customers
  • Cleaning and record keeping,  stock rotation 
  • Manufacturing and packing sausages and burgers
  • Breaking down carcases in primals
  • Tying joints and packing joints 

One day a week day release to Sparsholt College to complete their butchery apprenticeship programme

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

Once you have completed you End Point Assessment you will have achieved:

Level 2 Standard in Butchery

Level 2 Certificate in Professional Butcher

Level 2 Food safety Award

Level 2 Food safety in the Food Supply Chain Award

Level 2 Health & Safety Award

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Should lead to a full time full with our butchery team, within which we have a possibility of progression to butchery team leading

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Manual dexterity, Reliable, Able to follow instruction


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D (3) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D (3) or above) Essential
Other Driving License (Grade Full) Desired

Things to consider

A driving license and own transport would be an advantage as it is a rural location with poor public transport.

About the employer

Farm shop selling local and home produced produce including beef from the farm


Westlands Farm Shop





SO32 2JW

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Training provider



Karen Jackson

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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