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Apprentice Butcher Three Trees Farm Shop and Cafe

If you have an interest in food and a desire to learn a skilled trade, butchery could be the career for you. At our busy farm shop we carry out the full range of butchery skills upon the premises from carcass breakdown and value added processing, to sales.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,609.60 to £18,532.80

    The starting weekly salary is between £200 and £250 per week depending on the age of the candidate

    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

    Days and shifts to be confirmed. Shift patterns are likely to fall within the hours of 8am and 5.30pm over weekdays and weekends. The working week is 40 hours including training.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Three Trees Farm is a farm shop based in Chiseldon, just south of Swindon. We have a growing butchery department and are keen to employ someone who has a desire to learn the butchery trade.

We carry out the full range of butchery skills upon the premises from carcass breakdown, value added processing to sales. The position will include full training both on the premises and in conjunction with an authorized Level 2 NVQ provider.

This is a full time position and would suit an enthusiastic individual, no previous butchery experience required.

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

Training is completed on site at Three Trees Farm Shop. Candidates who successfully complete the apprenticeship will have a Level 2 qualification. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The candidate would likely be looking for a career in butchery and Leel 3 qualifications are available to progress on to

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2) Desired

About the employer

Three Trees Farm Shop is a family owned and run business near Swindon in Wiltshire.


Three Trees Farm Shop and Cafe






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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard


Level 2 (GCSE)

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