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Poultry Worker Apprenticeship GRESSINGHAM FOODS LIMITED

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Closing date: 29 Nov 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £9 per hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7am - 4.30pm may work weekends

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    12 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Dec 2021

  • Date posted

    21 Sep 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To maintain and improve the high welfare standards as possible.  Assist with achieving target levels of mortality as efficiently as possible. Look after the poultry daily need for feed, water, straw, ventilation and movement. To assist with all general farm duties, e.g. duck catching, muck removal, pressure washing. Responsible for maintaining the health and welfare of the poultry on site.


What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

All Apprentices will be given a full company induction.

Each apprentice will be given a mentor to contact if they have any questions or need any additional support.

You will recieve the Poultry Worker Level 2 Qualification.

You will also have the opportunity to improve maths and english if you have not already reached a 4 or above.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We offer Poultry Technician Level 3 after completing Level 2.

This could lead to Supervisor, Assistant Manager, or even Farm Site Manager.  Managing one of our farms.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative


GCSE or equivalent Maths & English (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Gressingham Foods are the biggest Duck producers in the UK. The health and welfare of our poultry is an absolute priority for us and is at the heart of all that we do. We breed, hatch, and rear our ducks on Red Tractor assured farms which means they are regularly, independently audited across a wide range of standards covering animal welfare, bio security, food safety, stockmanship and the environment. We also produce Geese & Turkeys.




Loomswood Farm Hasketon


IP13 6JW


Carrie Barrett

01379 897542

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Poultry worker

Level 2 (GCSE)

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