Apprentice Poultry Assistant – Free Range Laying Hens R & J Farms

We would like a Poultry assistant to join our current team and become trained to be competent in helping manage our free-range egg laying business.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 7.30am – 3pm and every other weekend

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

This apprenticeship provides an opportunity for an individual to join a progressive business and gain experience in the free range egg industry. Training will be provided to enable the candidate to have the required skills in which to understand and manage a egg laying unit from-

Ensuring Bird welfare

Egg Inspection

Data collection & analysis,

Machine Maintenance and other associated tasks. For the right candidate there is the opportunity of career progression to a managerial role. 

The training you will be getting

Level 2 Diploma Poultry Worker

Level 1 Functional Skills Math's( If Required)

Level 1 Functional Skills English( If Required)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A managerial position may be offer upon successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Math's (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

There is currently no housing offered for this position

About the employer

R & J Farms are a 4th generation family run mixed farming enterprise, consisting of combinable crops, vinning peas, 200 cow pedigree suckler herd, B&B pigs and a 55,000 bird free range egg laying unit. We strive to maintain high standards within all our current enterprises and are continually exploring other opportunities within agriculture and beyond.


R & J Farms





YO43 4NE

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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

Poultry 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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