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Apprentice Farm Worker FIONA ELIZABETH BURN, HUGH BURN & JENNIFER BURN

Barmoor Red House Farm are looking to welcome an apprentice, who does not need to have any previous experience, into their farm to learn all aspects of working with our livestock.

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Closing date: 02 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £7,503.60

    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

    Monday - Friday and including some weekends and evenings and college time. To be arranged.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    13 Oct 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000097299

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

With no previous experience necessary, we would love to welcome to our family farm, an apprentice who will be learning all aspects including:

  • Working with the livestock to make sure their health and wellbeing
  • Checking the feed and water are readily available
  • Moving between various locations on the farm areas
  • Watching during vets visits, learning how to support when necessary
  • Helping to check field fencing and hedges to make sure it’s all intact, repairing and replacing where needed
  • Looking at what kind of paperwork and documents are needed to be kept in farming
  • How to adhere to strict health and safety regulations
  • All other parts of managing livestock through their life cycle

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

Workplace based and an assessor will visit regularly to check you are on track with your learning, provide you with tasks and resources to learn the units in the apprenticeship programme.

General Farm Worker (Livestock) Level 2.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The possibility of full time employment on the farm, putting to use the skills you have learned during training.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Team working, Patience, Good time keeping, Be able to follow instructions, Reliable, Flexible, Ability to ask questions, passionate about farming, Passionate about livestock, Enjoy working in all weathers, Keen to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-2 or A*-E or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E or equivalent) Essential

Things to consider

You will be outside for most of your working day, in all weathers. This is a work place based apprenticeship with no required college attendance however, you will need to complete academic work and study as part of this apprenticeship. There will be an assessor who visits you to check your progress and you will have a mentor who will give you training on the farm, starting with a visit, induction, demonstration and then guidance on carrying out activities.

About the employer

Barmoor Red House Farm is a family run business operating for over 80 years on the outskirts of Berwick-upon-Tweed. We have 200 suckler cows Spring calving, 950 ewes with mid April lambing, contract rearing pigs, all of which we manage over our 300 acres arable. We also carry out silage and straw contract work.

Employer

FIONA ELIZABETH BURN, HUGH BURN & JENNIFER BURN

Address

BARMOOR RED HOUSE

BERWICK UPON TWEED

TD15 2QE

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Training

Training provider

CITY OF SUNDERLAND COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

General farm worker

Level 2 (GCSE)


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