Apprentice Butcher Powells Of Olveston

We are a wholesale and retail butchers supplying the finest restaurant in and around Bristol. We are looking to recruit an energetic, enthusiastic and motivated Apprentice Butcher to join our small focused team, where self development is paramount.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    39 hours

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12-16 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    27 Jan 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • There is full on the job training provided in all aspects of butchery.

Duties include:

  • Primal breakdown
  • Dry ageing of product
  • European and UK cutting techniques
  • Product knowledge
  • Customer service
  • Manufacturing of sausages and burgers are all part of this position.
  • Dealing with customers through retail and through our delivery structure, we want to develop an individual for the very long term. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A massive desire to learn butchery and life skills.
  • Good level of spoken English
  • Clean and be personable.

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Trustworthy
  • Energetic
  • Motivated to learn
  • Good listener
  • Time aware
  • Desire to work as a team.

Qualifications required

  • No qualifications needed at this stage.
  • A desire to learn butchery to date would be beneficial.

Future prospects

  • Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry
  • Industry Skills and the chance to achieve your level 1 in maths and English.

Things to consider

It is hard work, often involves weekend work, can be physically demanding, in winter it is a cold environment to work in. Can also be incredibly fun and hugely rewarding.

About the employer

We are a business with a strong focus on product and provenance and branding. We have a desire to inform the customer on every aspect of their purchase, from farm to ageing process to who cut the product to who packed the product. Driven by our sales knowledge we strive every day to develop our core principles within our client base and enhance and develop the relationships with them on a daily basis.


Powells Of Olveston


Orchard House

New Road



BS35 4DX

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Training provider

  • NVQ: Customer service, taking phone calls, communication, invoicing system training, cutting techniques, primal breakdown, in house individual butchery processes, packing, labeling, delivery training, personal development, colleague relationship guidance.
  • Functional Skills- if required.

Apprenticeship framework

Food and Drink

Training provider

M.E.A.T Ipswich Limited

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Meat East Anglia Trades (Ipswich) Ltd


Libby Mower

Other information

Butchery is a skills shortage so if you are proficient and qualified you can earn a good living. We want to offer a long term career with us, only interested in investing in someone who wants a career in butchery and is willing to listen and learn.
From October 1st 2015 the National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2017