Agriculture Apprentice R E Gilbert & Son
This beef cattle farm in Ruan Minor, Helston is wishing to appoint a hardworking and motivated agriculture apprentice, offering secure and long term prospects.
Closing date: today
Total hours per week: 40.00
12 - 15 months
Possible start date
27 Aug 2017
11 Mar 2016
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
The principal duty of this role is to assist with:
- Feeding and watering.
- Cleaning yards and the calving pens.
- Stock work and movement of animals.
- Animal health and wellbeing.
- Bedding to be cleared and re-bedded.
- Use of an ATV and a skid steer (training to be provided).
- Electric fence maintenance.
Others have the opportunity to be outside.
Ideally the farm is looking to engage with an individual who holds some agriculture experience.
Requirements and prospects
- The scale of the farm dictates that applicants should have some existing knowledge and understanding of working with large animals.
- A strong willingness to learn is also a very important quality.
- Able to carry out a full range of agriculture livestock tasks (once instruction has been provided)
- Able to work as part of a team
- Interested and willing to learn
- Happy to work outside in all weathers
- Practical and hands on in attitude
- Able to listen and to work to given instructions
- Reliable and dependable
- Wanting to build a career in agriculture
A driving licence is helpful but is not essential, as long as you are able to get to and from the employer reliably and access Duchy College Rosewarne for your fortnightly training.
Things to consider
The role will require you to be confident to work with large livestock.
About the employer
The farm calves 270 a year.
R E Gilbert & Son
- One day emergency first aid course
- Personal learning and thinking skills
- Building a portfolio of evidence
- Functional skills in English and Mathematics at level 1
- Employee rights and responsibilities
- On and off the job training
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College
Davina Sands 01726 226505
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.
This employer is willing to pay in excess of the minimum apprenticeship wage depending on experience.
Working hours will be based on a model of between 37 to 40 hours per week.
Exact start and finish times will be discussed in full at interview. Some weekend work will apply.
Flexibility is naturally important due to the needs of the animals.
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Closing date: today