Butchery Apprenticeship CHESHIRE PIE COMPANY LTD

This vacancy will teach you how to butcher meat, prepare for sale and processing into other products. You will also serve customers in the farm shop, including following all health and safety procedures. You will also gain recognised level 2 qualifications.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages to be discussed at interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30am to 4.30pm, shifts to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    12 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Preperation of meat (lamb, beef and pork)
  • Making sausages, burgers and koftas 
  • Making mixes for products (including pies etc.)
  • Packing and displaying of products for sale
  • Customer service in the shop 
  • Stock control 
  • Health and hygiene responsibilities 

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

The butchery apprenticeship training will take place 1 day a week at Reaseheath College. This will be 12 to 18 months depending on previous experience.

At the end of this apprenticeship you will achieve an intermediate apprenticeship in Level 2 butchery and 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.

Apprentices without functional skills level 1 or equivalent English and mathematics will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Progression after achieving the level 2 apprenticeship candidates can progress through to a level 3 advanced apprenticeship in butchery.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The apprentice will be trained in meat processing and food preperation. The apprentice will be able to take on the role of assistant butcher, shop supervisor or train in other aspects of our business. Externally the role opens up many jobs in the wider food industry. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


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

About the employer

The Cheshire Pie Company, is a pie manufacture with wholesale and retail outlets. Dagfields farm shop is where we sell our own products along with a range of traditional meat cuts and associates products.




Dagfields Farm

Crewe Road, Walgherton



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Training provider



James Lea


01270 814826

Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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