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Apprentice Butcher – Sausage and Burger maker James Kittow - Butcher & Grazier

Great opportunity to join a small team of people at James Kittow Butchers in Kilhallon, Par. We currently have exciting opportunities for an apprentice butcher who will start in the sausage/burger making department and be trained in other areas of butchery as they develop their skills. Hours of work and shift patterns are Monday to Friday 6am - 2pm

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80 to £19,760.00

    Starting from £7.50 per hour depending on age rising to £10.50 once full training is complete.

    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

    The hours of work and shift patterns are Monday to Friday 6am to 2pm with the possibility of Saturday mornings when in the busy peak seasons

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000078933

  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Introduction
Great opportunity to join a small team of people at James Kittow Butchers in Kilhallon, Par near St Austell. We currently have exciting opportunities for an apprentice butcher who will start in the sausage/burger making department and be trained in other areas of butchery as they develop their skills.  The hours of work and shift patterns are Monday to Friday 6am to 2pm The rates of pay are: Starting from £7.50 per hour depending on age rising to £10.50 once full training is complete.

Main Responsibilities
As part of your apprenticeship programme you will start in the sausage/burger section of our butchery where you will be with a small team creating some of the amazing Kittow products.  Full training will be given to this exciting position. You will learn, understand, and manages the entire process of creating processed meat products, including operating and adjusting equipment, troubleshooting, and contributing to product development. The Apprentice will handle, select, prepare, and formulate recipe ingredients in the production of sausages/burgers or processed items. The position is responsible for monitoring temperature of the products in controlled stages of production, grinding, mixing, stuffing, hanging, and cooling of products.

The Apprentice will understand the science of meat and effects of the various ingredients and processes used to produce sausage/burger products.


The Ideal Candidate
Our ideal Apprentice Butcher will have passion for delivering our customer orders whilst making sure our high Health and Safety, Food Safety and Product Quality standards are met. You will be comfortable working in a chilled food processing environment. We are a fast-moving business, so you need to enjoy working at pace and have determination to act and achieve results. Previous experience working in a factory or warehouse environment would be useful, but not essential, as full training will be provided.

About the Company
James Kittow Butchers is a modern, progressive food processing business, specialising in the production of raw meat cuts, cooked meats and value added products for catering and retail outlets.

The focus of James Kittow Butchers is on the specific business needs of each customer – by actively promoting Good Manufacturing practices, the company will ensure that product quality and food safety standards are consistently high and will reflect the demanding trading conditions set by our customers.

We are committed to responsible production practices and environmental management. In a rapidly changing environment, it is our policy as processors of raw, cooked, and frozen product to keep abreast of all developments in legislation and food safety.

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

Fantastic development opportunities available for promotion and career development within this exciting environment.  Full In-house training given across the whole butchery working with the training provider M.E.A.T. Ipswich leading to a Level 2 Butchery Qualification with the scope to progress to Level 3 if wanted.(Butcher Level 2 apprentices must achieve Level 2 Food Safety Award, Level 2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award, and Level 2 Knife Skills Award) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Level 2 Butchery Qualification with the scope to progress to Level 3 if wanted. You will become a skilled person learning the craft and art of butchery which will give you transferable skills for life and lead to progression in management in throughout the food industry


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Administrative skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1) Desired
BTEC or equivalent Maths (Grade 1) Desired

Things to consider

Situated on a farm, some tasks will be outside and will require some physical tasks and occasional heavy lifting, but always as a team effort. Good time keeping is essential for progression.

About the employer

James Kittow Butchers is a modern, progressive food processing business, specialising in the production of raw meat cuts, cooked meats and value added products for catering and retail outlets. The focus of James Kittow Butchers is on the specific business needs of each customer – by actively promoting Good Manufacturing practices, the company will ensure that product quality and food safety standards are consistently high and will reflect the demanding trading conditions set by our customers.

Employer

James Kittow - Butcher & Grazier

Address

KILHALLON FARM

KILHALLON

PAR

PL24 2RL

Contact

James Kittow

info@jameskittow.co.uk

01726814926

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Training

Training provider

MEAT EAST ANGLIA TRADES (IPSWICH) LIMITED

Apprenticeship standard

Butcher

Level 2 (GCSE)


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