General Farm Worker Apprentice DAVID AND VALERIE PENNINGTON
David and Valerie Pennington of Horwell Barton are pleased to be offering an opportunity for a motivated individual to join them as an Apprentice General Farm Worker. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain industry knowledge and experience, while developing new skills helping with the high welfare pig and beef units, and seasonal crop work.
Closing date: 26 Feb 2024
£6.40 per hour
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
25 Mar 2024
18 Jan 2024
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
The successful candidate would get involved with most aspects of the farm, the main duties being:
- The day to day running of a high welfare, straw based pig wean to finish unit.
- Seasonal work to include help with the farms arable cropping of maize, wheat and barley. Crop walking with the agronomist.
- Help implement the farms recent new Mid Tier Countryside Stewardship and Sustainable Farming Incentive applications including growing cover crops, herbal leys and winter bird food.
- Help with capital items approved from the Countryside Stewardship including fencing, new gates, water pipes, drinking troughs and other items to improve the farm.
- Maintenance of farm machinery including tractors, combine and forage harvesters.
- Help with a small but expanding beef unit to utilise herbal leys.
- Option to run a store lamb enterprise if the candidate wishes.
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 Bicton on 2 days on alternate weeks basis as part of the apprenticeship training
Mandatory qualifications included in this apprenticeship are:
- Award in Emergency First Aid at Work, which is a minimum of 1-day course (Ofqual regulated)
- 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 farm would like to train to keep the right candidate and support them through Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician apprenticeship if this is their choice
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
DAVID AND VALERIE PENNINGTON
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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