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Apprentice Farm Worker Shipley Lane Farm

We would love to welcome to our farm, a farm apprentice to learn everything about caring for our livestock. This will involve animal husbandry of cattle and sheep, taking care of their health and wellbeing throughout the year.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual 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

    Hours to be discussed at interview

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

As part of our team, within our family run farm, you will be trained in:

  • Checking the livestock on a regular basis, learning what to look for and what causes concern.
  • Monitoring their health and welfare against certain standards.
  • Working with the farmer to recognise common health issues.
  • Knowing who to inform about concerns and what to do to support the animals.
  • Using different ways to round up and treat livestock at various times throughout the year.
  • Going out to check and repair, if necessary, any fences, hedges or other boundaries.
  • Learning what kind of medicines and supplements (vitamins) are used and learning how to administer them.
  • Helping at lambing/calving times.
  • Learning all aspects of livestock husbandry which is the full life cycle of the animals.

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

Full Farm Woker Level 2 Standard

Workplace based and an assessor will visit regularly to check you are on track with your learning, provide you with tasks and resources to learn the units in the apprenticeship programme.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The opportunity to continue with your training and learning as well as gaining full time employment on the farm. Or secure the skills, knowledge and behaviours of a farm worker in livestock to enable you to secure further employment in the industry, on the successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential

Things to consider

You will be outside for most of your working day, in all weathers. This is a work place based apprenticeship with no required college attendance however, you will still be required to complete academic work and study as part of this apprenticeship.

About the employer

Sarah and Rob farm on the outskirts of Alnwick, Northumberland, where they have approx. 1000 breeding ewes and fatten 500 store cattle.


Shipley Lane Farm





NE66 2LS

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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