Butchery Apprenticeship Shukers Farm Shop

We are looking for an apprentice butcher. Our shop is very busy and fast passed, we feel this would set a young person learning a new skill up for life with qualities that will make you very employable. We will teach all aspects of the butchery trade, Including boning out animals, cutting high quality cuts and serving customers.

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Closing date: 20 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages to be discussed at interview stage.

    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

    Shifts to be discussed at interview.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  •  Serving customers
  •  Learning the butchery skill
  •  Stock rotation
  •  Heath and safety (haccap)
  •  Using machinery associated with butchery
  •  Knife skills
  •  Customer service skills
  •  Quality control
  •  Cleaning

The training you will be getting

  • 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 to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • You will finish your course with a qualification in butchery learnt in a busy environment, which would enable you to get a job in most butchers
  • A successful candidate will have a full-time position offered to them after passing the course. Hours will be subject to the needs of the business

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Hard working


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

About the employer

We are a small family run butchers with a great and hardworking team off staff, we are lucky enough to have a busy shop and are excited to welcome new team members.


Shukers Farm Shop






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Training provider


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


Luke Shuker



Apprenticeship standard


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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