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Herdsperson Apprentice ANTHONY C DANIELL & VICTORIA J M DANIELL & SYBILL DANIELL

To support the farm in a general farm worker capacity with the day to day operations. This will predominately be working with cows and calves. Enjoy working with animals and doing day-to-day farming activities; including feeding calves and cows, bedding animals, health checks, rotational grazing implementation and basic livestock husbandry tasks.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,000.00

    £15,000 plus accommodation (different if accommodation not required)

  • Working week

    4 days a week, every other weekend, 5.15am - 10am 11am - 1pm 2.45pm - 6pm College attendance worked around - Shift patterns to be discussed further at interview

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    29 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000069525

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be assisting the team of 3 in managing the cows to a high standard.
This involves some milking on rota, feeding calves, feeding cows with loader and mixer wagon.
You will help implement daily husbandry and maintenance of cows such as dry cow sorting, foot bathing, vet visits, cleaning calf hutches etc.
Applicants must be keen, and have a genuine interest in dairy farming, and ensure that cow welfare is a top priority.

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

L2 General Farm worker apprenticeship 
Emergency first aid: HABC Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work.

City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or Lantra Safe use of Pesticides

You will be required to attend Wiltshire college and university centre at their Lackham campus one day a week during term time. 

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.  

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

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


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Good timekeeping, Self-motivated, Hardworking, Desire to learn

Qualifications

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

About the employer

Top 10% Dairy Farm that is Improving at a fast pace. Modern Facilities all built in 2015. 250 cows, mainly Autumn calved Small team of 4. Focussed on above industry standard welfare standards as set out in premium milk contract. We milk cows twice a day through a Dairymaster 18/36. Cows graze six months of the year. Cows are Holstein and are bred to Sexed semen or Angus. Youngstock are contact reared.

Employer

ANTHONY C DANIELL & VICTORIA J M DANIELL & SYBILL DANIELL

Address

TUNGROVE FARM

HORTON ROAD

HORTON

BS37 6QH

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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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