As an apprentice butcher at David Withers Butchers, you will get hands-on experience of everything you would expect to see at a top quality butchers' shop. From learning how to cook pies and pasties for our cooked counter, to butchering our own hand-reared lambs for the fresh meat counter and serving our base of regular customers.

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Closing date: 24 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    Pay is reviewed after 3 months.

    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

    Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday, 8.00am - 4.00pm including 30-minute unpaid lunch break. Apprentice must work on Saturday, but can be flexible if a different day off in the week is preferred.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    29 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

On a daily basis, we have a strong trade in hot food, in particular our pasties and sausage rolls. Priorities lie in prepping for the day ahead to ensure our hot counters are full, and then serving during peak times.

Weekly tasks therefore involve:

  • Making pastry
  • Prepping the pasties
  • Making scotch eggs
  • Baking pies
  • Prepping and baking chickens from scratch

On our fresh counter we have the meat preparation for sale but we also have a large amount of flavoured BBQ products and ready meals. A typical week on this side of our operation can therefore involve:

  • Butchery of joints such as pork chops, lamb neck and steaks
  • Prepare various ready meal options, such as hunters' chicken, lamb koftas, burgers & stir frys

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?

  • We are hoping to grow the family business and would love for the apprentice to stay with the shop after they have finished their course to help us achieve this ambition!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Shows initiative, Drive to learn, Has self-belief


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

About the employer

We are a family run butchers shop based in the village of Romsley. The family shop has been in place for over 33 years and is connected to the family farm, less than 5 miles down the road. The shop showcases local produce and the field to fork story.







B62 0NU

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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