Butchery Apprentice A S WALLACE FAMILY BUTCHERS LTD

An exciting opportunity has become available for a Butchery Apprentice for A S Wallace Family Butchers in West Wittering. This traditional butcher’s shop and deli has been serving quality meat and deli products to the area for the past 19 years.

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Closing date: 14 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £17,472.00

  • Working week

    40hr per week for 16-18yrs 45 hr per week 19+ yrs Monday to Saturday to include day release at college, specific days, hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000238381

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

In the first instance you will be taught about Health & Safety and food hygiene.  You will then be trained in all aspects of traditional butchery, to include:

  • Carry out a range of primary and secondary butchery skills involving the use of steak and boning knives, hand saws, cleavers, banding needles and other relevant hand tools used in the process of primal cutting, boning, slicing, dicing, rolling, trimming and filleting. 
  • Produce meat and poultry products such as pies, burgers and added value products.
  • Smoke and cure bacon
  • You will also learn vacuum packing, wrapping and labelling of products.
  • You will be required to keep the butchery area clean and eventually be trained in customer service

The training you will be getting

You will attend Sparsholt on a day release basis during term time, where you will achieve:

  • Level 2 Butcher Standard 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Professional Butchery
  • Level 2 Food Safety Award
  • Level 2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award
  • Level 2 Knife Skills Award 
  • Apprentices without level 1 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level and take the test for level 2 English and mathematics prior to taking the end-point assessment.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

A full time position may be offered on successful completion of this opportunity.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Number skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Good hand eye co-ordination, Good personal presentation, Reliable with good timekeeping

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (4) or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role where you will be required to stand for long periods of time.

About the employer

Traditional Family butchers and delicatessen.

Employer

A S WALLACE FAMILY BUTCHERS LTD

Address

3-5 SHORE ROAD

EAST WITTERING

CHICHESTER

PO20 8DY

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

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

Contact

Karen Jackson

karen.jackson@sparsholt.ac.uk

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Butcher

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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