Butchery Apprenticeship WHIELDONS BUTCHERS LTD

Butchery is an art form. You will learn all aspects of the butchery trade including how to treat the whole animal with total respect, skill, and precision. Focusing on finding complete value in the whole animal. You will learn about the making and baking of pies and pastries and how to serve customers with a value-added experience.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40

    Wages will be discussed at interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 1700. Hours will be discussed at interview (some Saturday work will be required).

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    15 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000144697

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Sharpen and adjust cutting equipment
  • Receive, inspect, and store meat upon delivery
  • Cut, bone and mince pieces of meat
  • Weigh, wrap and display cuts of meat
  • Cut and prepare meats to specification for customer’s order
  • Store meats in refrigerators and freezers at the required temperature
  • Keep and understand inventory of meat sales
  • Negotiate with representatives from supply companies to determine order details
  • Clean equipment and work areas to maintain health and sanitation standards
  • Understanding and enforcing law enforced points of health and hygiene – HACCP
  • Working with the public, upholding polite and diligent customer service
  • Working with till systems
  • A general understanding of store preparation and chores

The training you will be getting

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for the Level 2 Butcher apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Day release training
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA) 

Apprentices must achieve Level 2 Food Safety Award, Level 2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award, and Level 2 Knife Skills Award prior to taking the End-Point Assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Progression after this apprenticeship, is to become a fully qualified staff member, with potential progression to study Level 3 Butchery Apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

At Whieldons you will find the best selection of the finest quality Beef, Lamb, Pork and Poultry. We select the best local suppliers, so our product comes from a traceable source where the animals obtain high welfare standards and a healthy balanced diet. ​With over 60 years of traditional butchery experience we can offer various cuts, trims, and meat preparation demonstrations. In addition to fresh meat we offer a wide range of cooked meats, homemade sausages, freshly made pies and even a range of cheeses and homemade pate. Whieldons offer a friendly and professional service – this is a butcher where each customer is an individual, addressed by their name and their particular preferences known by all the team – just good old-fashioned service in a modern world.

Employer

WHIELDONS BUTCHERS LTD

Address

216

Town Lane

Town Lane Bebington

CH63 8LG

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Training

Training provider

REASEHEATH COLLEGE

Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Butcher

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications


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