We are looking for a young person who wants to pursue butchery as a career choice in a growing company with several locations in the south. There will be full training and an apprenticeship programme in place through the Government backed scheme, leading to a full qualification.

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Closing date: 21 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Depending on person and age, starting on £7.50 an hour.

  • Working week

    Tuesday - Saturday 7.00am - 4.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 36

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be working with our experienced butchery team learning the following:

  • Serving customers
  • How to break up carcass meats down to saleable cuts
  • Cleaning and health and safety
  • General butchery tasks

The training you will be getting

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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We’re a growing company and someone with the right skills and attitude can move into a supervisory or management role within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Open Minded, Good Attitude


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

About the employer

We are a traditional family butchers and delicatessen.


Wood & Sons


Wood and Sons

7 Church Road

Burgess Hill

RH15 9BB

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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

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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