General Farm Worker Apprentice DAVID RENFREE, GILLIAN RENFREE

David Renfree and Gillian Renfree at Trecorme Barton 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.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday to Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm or Monday to Friday 8:30am to 4:30pm. Some weekend working may be required. This can be explored in greater detail at the point of interview and flexibility can be applied.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    24 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Typical daily tasks will include, but not be limited to:

  • General farm work and maintenance
  • Checking and feeding pedigree livestock
  • Animal health checks
  • Washing down
  • Assisting with calving
  • Tractor driving
  • Cleaning out, scraping and bedding down
  • Supporting with shows during the summer months.

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 Duchy College Stoke Climsland on a weekly 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’
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required. 

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, the possible opportunity for full-time employment or progression onto the level 3 Livestock Unit Technician.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

The employer is located in a rural area.

About the employer

The farm is based between Liskeard and Callington, tending to Holstein Frisians and Jerseys cows – milked by robots. The employer is familiar with training agriculture apprentices. A motivated person who holds a strong work ethic is sought after. The farm is credited as being the highest yielding robotic herd in UK and Ireland. No local transport links are held, so reliable travel arrangements do need to be considered.







PL14 3SH

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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



01209 616246

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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