General Farm Worker Apprentice The Hale Farming Partnership Ltd
The Hale Farming Partnership at Swingdon Farm are excited to be offering an opportunity for a motivated individual to join them as a General Farm Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and learn new skills. Duties include: cleaning out, scraping and bedding down.
Closing date: 08 Jan 2024
A pay review is likely after 4 months - to recognise levels of knowledge, understanding and growth.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
11 Mar 2024
03 Oct 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
Typical daily tasks will include, but not be limited to:
- General farm work and maintenance
- Feeding and checking livestock
- Animal health checks
- Cleaning out, scraping and bedding down stock
- Assisting with calving
- Tractor work (once trained and proficient)
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, tutor and an apprenticeship advisor.
You will be required to attend Duchy College Stoke Climsland on a one day per week basis as part of the apprenticeship training.
- Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, which is a minimum of 1-day course (Ofqual regulated)
- Level 2 City & Guilds Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance or Lantra Safe use of Pesticides’
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
The apprentice will become a central and relied upon member of a friendly team.
The employer has a strong intent to offer progression onto the level 3 Livestock Unit Technician.
The job will cover all aspects of farming and will enable a wide variety of tasks to be performed, as well as opportunities for personal development.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
The Hale Farming Partnership Ltd
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:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
General farm worker
Level 2 (GCSE)
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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