General Farm Worker Apprentice Chenson Farm

Chenson Farm are excited to be offering an opportunity for a motivated and reliable individual to join their team as a General Farm Apprentice. This is a fantastic opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and learn new skills, helping to maintain organic chicken and beef stock.

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Closing date: 23 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages may increase on progression.

    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

    8.30am – 4pm with one weekend a month working in the morning.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    02 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    4 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Duties to include:

  • General farm work and maintenance
  • Checking and feeding livestock
  • Animal health checks
  • Washing down
  • Assisting with calving
  • Cleaning out, scraping and bedding up
  • Tractor work - ploughing, rolling and cultivating
  • Fencing work
  • Record keeping

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship Standard
  • First Aid Level 3
  • PA1 Safe Handling of Pesticide
  • 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity for full-time employment or progression onto a Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician course.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Logical, Team working, Patience, Motivated, Reliable, Willing to learn, Physically fit


GCSE or equivalent English language (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

Chenson Farm is in a rural location with train links around two miles away. The employer may be willing to pick the apprentice up from the train station and there may be some flexibility depending on transport needs. This can be discussed at interview.

About the employer

Chenson Farm is an organic chicken and beef farm with over 15,000 Chickens. We also manage 120 hectares of arable land managed over two 5 year rotations and a 7 year rotation.


Chenson Farm





EX18 7LF

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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 617826

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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