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General Farm Worker Apprentice D Luxton & Partners

The team at North Alfordon Farm are excited to be offering an opportunity for a motivated individual to join them as a General Farm Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and learn new skills.

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Closing date: 10 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    You will be working on a rota basis to include weekends. Hours will range between 7am and 5pm. Shift times will be discussed in more detail during the interview.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000075735

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties will include:

  • Feeding
  • Bedding
  • Checking the Welfare of the Animals
  • Yard Work
  • Cleaning
  • Scraping up
  • Tractor driving

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

You will be working towards a Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship Standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Mandatory qualifications included in this apprenticeship are:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work Level: 3, which is a minimum of 1-day course (Ofqual regulated)
  • City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or Lantra Safe use of Pesticides’ Level: 2) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time employment at the end of the apprenticeship for the right person.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Punctual, Dexterous, Sense of Humour

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

The location is rural (bus stop half mile away).

About the employer

We run a mixed livestock farm at Okehampton, Devon on the outskirts of Dartmoor National Park. The farm is equally split between beef and sheep with 40 acres of arable. The farmstead is about 1000ft above sea level, some of the land is classed as disadvantaged, we also have moorland grazing's for both cattle and sheep. The farm was started by Dudley and Frances Luxton in the 1960s, it is now run by them with their son Stuart and his wife Lynette. In 2008 the family opened a farm shop which specializes in high quality butchery. We retail our own beef and lamb and other locally produced meats.

Employer

D Luxton & Partners

Address

NORTH ALFORDON

OKEHAMPTON DEVON

EX20 1RX

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Contact

Abbie

01209616422

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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