Livestock Farm Apprentice

P WINTERTON & CO LTD

LEICESTER, LE7 1PD

Closes in 4 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

General farm apprentice, working alongside our existing farm staff on a 500 acres beef farm.

Annual wage
£13,145.60 a year

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The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
General farm worker (level 2)
Hours
Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 5.00pm, every other Saturday 8.00am - 12.00pm, ability to work occasional Sundays (hours taken in leiu).

39 hours a week

Possible start date

Monday 2 September

Duration

1 Year 9 Months

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

  • Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship qualification
  • On-the-job training 
  • Off-the-job traininig 
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if required 

Where you’ll work

WILLOWS FARM

WANLIP ROAD

SYSTON

LEICESTER

LE7 1PD

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

THE SMB GROUP

Your training course

General farm worker (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • Identify hazards and risks in the workplace, prepare risk assessments and demonstrate high level of health and safety awareness at all times.
  • Maintain the correct hygiene and bio-security procedures for the site, in accordance with relevant legal requirements
  • Check that animal welfare needs related to their environment and housing are maintained, including manure management, ensuring the suitability of indoor and outdoor environment and bedding up of animals
  • Assist with safe restraint, moving and handling of livestock.
  • Legally operate a farm vehicle and each attachment according to health and safety requirements. For example, tractors and ATVs along with other vehicles integral to the business.
  • Demonstrate good environmental practice in the workplace, in accordance with environmental assessment plans and associated legal requirements
  • Assist with post-harvest activities to meet crop and forage specifications, in a safe and environmentally acceptable way
  • Carry out maintenance of farm infrastructure (including housing for livestock, boundaries and electric or non-electric fences), machinery and equipment, as instructed
  • Complete manual and electronic records in accordance with legislation and the business processes.
  • Monitor and maintain health & welfare of livestock and assist with treatments when appropriate.
  • Monitor the quantity and quality of grass and forage crops and report findings to appropriate person.
  • Provide feed and water to livestock as instructed and report any issues to appropriate person
  • Assist with caring for livestock during the reproductive cycle, from service to weaning. For example, identify signs of heat.
  • Produce products for sale from the business (for example, milking, shearing, lambing, harvesting)
  • Assist with the preparation of the ground, including identification of soil condition through soil sampling and preparing crop for planting
  • Load, unload and complete paperwork for transportation of resources manually and using loading equipment, according to instruction
  • Monitor the growth and development of crops in line with customer specification, as instructed
  • Identify hazards and risks in the workplace, prepare risk assessments and demonstrate high level of health and safety awareness at all times.
  • Maintain the correct hygiene and bio-security procedures for the site, in accordance with relevant legal requirements
  • Check that animal welfare needs related to their environment and housing are maintained, including manure management, ensuring the suitability of indoor and outdoor environment and bedding up of animals
  • Assist with safe restraint, moving and handling of livestock.
  • Legally operate a farm vehicle and each attachment according to health and safety requirements. For example, tractors and ATVs along with other vehicles integral to the business.
  • Demonstrate good environmental practice in the workplace, in accordance with environmental assessment plans and associated legal requirements
  • Assist with post-harvest activities to meet crop and forage specifications, in a safe and environmentally acceptable way
  • Carry out maintenance of farm infrastructure (including housing for livestock, boundaries and electric or non-electric fences), machinery and equipment, as instructed
  • Complete manual and electronic records in accordance with legislation and the business processes.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • English (grade 2/E)
    • Maths (grade 2/E)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Communication skills
    • Logical
    • Team working
    • Initiative
    • Conscientious
    • Efficient & Safe working

    Other requirements

    No public transport to work site, ability to travel to our location is essential. Experience working with livestock and to have the ability to drive large vehicles.

    About this company

    P Winterton Ltd is a family owned farm based between Wanlip and Cossington farming approximately 500 acres of grassland, a 30 cow pedigree longhorn herd retaining all followers to supply our own butchers shop, based in Mountsorrel. In addition, we purchase 120 head of native breed cattle for conservation grazing & beef production. We also have a 70 acre fishing complex run on a season ticket basis and we run a small firewood business, delivering firewood locally.

    After this apprenticeship

    • We are a broad rural based business with opportunities in a variety of areas, including farmwork, fishing managment, timber & aggregate production & sales, as well as butchery and meat sales.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    THE SMB GROUP

    Apprenticeships

    apprenticeships@smbgroup.ac.uk

    01530 519 001

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260168.

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    Closes in 4 days (Wednesday 24 July at 11:59pm)

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