Apprentice Butcher Chapman Equestrian

We are looking for an apprentice butcher to join our small, friendly team, based on a beautiful farm in the Chiltern Hills. You will be working with our experienced Master Butcher, who will help you progress throughout the course. Assist with the preparation and production of producing sausages, burgers and koftas.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    National Minimum Wage for Apprentices for 6 months. This will then be renewed based on progress that has been made.

    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

    Monday & Tuesday 7:30am - 5:00pm Wednesday, Thursday & Friday 9:30am - 7:00pm

    Total hours per week: 47.5

    (the hours are based on the candidate being over 18)

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    07 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will be expected to do everything from:

  • How to break up carcass meats down to saleable cuts;
  • Assist with the preparation and production of producing sausages, burgers and koftas;
  • Serving customers.

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

  • Butcher Standards Level 2 Qualification
  • FDQ Level 2 Award in Food Safety
  • FDQ Level 2 Award in Health & Safety
  • FDQ Level 2 Award in Knife Skills
  • Level 1 / 2 Functional skills in English and maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This is a growing business and once qualified, great autonomy will be given to develop new product lines. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Punctual, Good work ethic, Sense of Humour


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

About the employer

We are a family business of farmers and butchers, producing and selling 100% pasture-fed meat to a local customer base.


Chapman Equestrian


Bailey Hill Farm

Amersham Road

Chalfont St. Giles


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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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