General Farm Worker Apprentice D & E Kirk

D & E Kirk at Larkworthy Barn are excited to be offering an opportunity for a motivated individual to join them as a General Farm Apprentice (Level 2). This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and learn new skills. Duties include: shearing, feeding, vaccinating, debudding and bedding down.

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Closing date: 24 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    You will be working on a rota basis to include some weekends during Lambing. Hours will range between 8.00am - 5.00pm. Shift times will be discussed in more detail during the interview.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    11 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Typical daily tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • General farm work and maintenance
  • Calf Rearing
  • Feeding and bedding up
  • Vaccinating
  • Debudding
  • Worming
  • Tractor work to include baling, mowing and raking
  • Selecting Ewes for Breeding
  • Dagging
  • Selecting finishing Lambs
  • Shearing

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor
  • You will be required to attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland on a weekly basis as part of the apprenticeship training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • An apprenticeship allows you to earn a wage, gain valuable work experience and industry specific competence
  • Potential for full time employment on successful completion of the apprenticeship
  • Transferable skills that are invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Reliable, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Rural location, no bus stop nearby.

About the employer

Family run Beef and Sheep farm, with over 1000 breeding Ewes and 450 Beef Cattle.


D & E Kirk





EX21 5DE

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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



01209 616422

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

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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