General Farm Worker Apprentice Crocadon Farm

Ince Estates have an opportunity for a Farming Apprentice to join their team at Crocadon Farm, based in St Mellion Cornwall. As an apprentice at Crocaden Farm you will play an integral role in the daily running's of the farm and gardens such as, feeding livestock, animal health checks, grading and packaging produce and garden maintenance.

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Closing date: 26 Mar 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Yearly salary based on 30 hours a week.

  • Working week

    Shifts scheduled between Monday to Sunday, working hours being between 8am to 6pm. Hours will increase according to season;

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    28 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The apprenticeship role with Crocadon Farm is varied, and is split into two key divisions:


  • Feeding and cleaning out chickens
  • Grading and packing eggs
  • Assisting the dairy manager with daily farm tasks
  • Relief milking
  • Daily stock shifts
  • Animal health checks
  • Possible tractor work (for the right candidates)


  • Garden maintenance
  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Mulching
  • Strimming
  • BCS operation (mowing and rotavating)
  • Harvesting

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:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or Lantra Safe use of Pesticides

English and maths qualifications form a mandatory part of all apprenticeships and must be completed before an apprentice can pass through gateway. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • There may be an opportunity for further employment and development onto the level 3 Livestock Unit Technician, upon successful completion

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Willingness to learn, Proactive, Punctual, Sense of Humour


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

Things to consider

Farm is close to public transport routes

About the employer

Crocadon Farm is the brainchild of chef, potter and grower Dan Cot. A space to celebrate exceptional food, grown in harmony with nature. Following on from the original vision, Dan has teamed up with grower Claire Williams and farmer Tim Williams to take field to table experience to a new level. Milk and dairy products are sourced from our own in-hand micro dairy, eggs sourced from our pastured free-range poultry, vegetables are grown on our own three-acre permaculture inspired market garden. The meat comes straight from our fields, as well as our wheat.


Crocadon Farm


Crocadon Farm

St. Mellion


PL12 6RL

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Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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