Would you like to grow food working with a friendly team on our farm? You will be trained in care of livestock and managing automated feeding systems. You will also help operate green energy systems and care for the countryside, hedges & trees. If you are keen to learn and progress, you will enjoy excellent long term career prospects too.

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Closing date: 05 Apr 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60 to £18,964.40

    Depending on progress and performance, discretionary bonus may be paid

    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

    Days & shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Helping to look after livestock, ensuring the highest standards of care & welfare
  • Overseeing and operating automated equipment after full training 
  • Carrying out site management and maintenance tasks
  • Developing skills in a wide variety of other farming activities 

The training you will be getting

  • The apprenticeship is completely work based with all training and assessments taking place in the work place
  • Of your working week 20% of your time will be spent learning
  • Joining a very experienced team you will get significant and continual on the job training as you learn and progress through the very many different tasks we undertake
  • Your learning programme will be run by County Training. In addition, you may take additional ad hoc training courses with other specialist training providers such as Poultec and TS Limited
  • If required level 1 & 2 functional English & maths lessons will be provided
  • By the end of the training you will achieve the General farm worker intermediate apprenticeship level 2, have a portfolio of your training and work completed, an award in emergency first aid, City & Guilds level 2 in safe use of pesticides and qualification

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Permanent position

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness, Reliable, Helpful, Task completer, Observant, Implements plans, Follows instructions


Other not essential (Grade not essential) Desired

Things to consider

The vacancy will involve working outdoors and sometimes lifting heavy or awkward objects.

About the employer

We are a long standing family farming business involved in a wide range of different activities including animal husbandry, crop growing and environmental enhancement. The work is very varied utilising the latest technology and equipment alongside traditional skills. You will be joining a small friendly and helpful team, who take great pride in achieving excellent results.









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07977 928663

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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

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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