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This is a chance to join an organisation with a reputation for excellent service, British free-range meat, fine foods and beautifully prepared produce. We will support and train the successful applicant in all relevant areas. You will be taught how to be able to cut, prepare, package and present meat products to the our and consumer's standards.

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Closing date: 01 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Once qualified, our butchers earn £12+ per hour. Sales-related bonuses add over £1 per hour to all rates and we pay 5.6 weeks holiday per annum. Workplace pension provided and all employees receive 50% discount on all their personal shopping.

  • Working week

    The successful applicant will work 40 - 45 hours over 5 days each week, including weekends (these hours are age dependant). Exact working days and hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will work with the butchery team to develop their butchery and customer service skills and knowledge. Their duties will include:

  • Working on the block
  • Working the retail counters
  • Sausage making
  • Purchasing from Smithfield Market

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

The final certification will be for L2 Butchery. Training will be split between on job, at our shops in North London, and at Plumpton College, near Brighton (one day per fortnight, during term time).


The apprentice will learn:

  • Knife skills - including cutting, boning, trimming and mincing of meat
  • Health and safety practices, food safety and hygiene and key legislation
  • Using butchery tools and machinery – including mincing, sausage making, bacon curing, vacuum packing
  • Business profitability, maximising productivity, efficiency and customer care
  • Team work and customer care skills
  • Specialist retail shop or processing plant butchery skills

Qualifications Awarded:

  • Butchery Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Level 2 award in food safety
  • Level 2 award in health and safety
  • Level 2 award in knife skills
  • Level 1 in maths and English (if applicable)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Previous apprentices remain with our company and have progressed to become fully-fledged butchers and Head Butchers.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Detail Oriented


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Please consider commute times.

About the employer

The Hampstead Butcher & Providore is North London's finest Butcher, Delicatessen, Charcuterie, Cheese & Wine Shop with a reputation for excellent service, British free-range meat, fine foods and beautifully prepared produce. We employ people of all ages and backgrounds with a knowledge of and interest in fine food and wine.







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Training provider



Phillip Matthews

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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