Traineeship in Butchery A B P Langport

Join ABP, Langport’s Award Winning Butchery Traineeship Programme, where you will be supported and trained as a Beef Butcher on completion of our Traineeship programme.
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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Traineeship details

Are you looking for a practical based career and have good manual dexterity and attention to detail?

Join ABP, Langport’s Award Winning Butchery Traineeship / Apprenticeship Programme, where you will be supported and trained as a Beef Butcher on completion of our Traineeship programme. This practical based Traineeship is about training for a real job, with real responsibility and real financial benefits. At the end of the traineeship we will then interview for our butchery apprenticeship programme.

ABP Langport is looking to recruit another 12 apprentices this year to join their Award Winning “Best Company Training Scheme” which will commence in October. This award is endorsed by the Institute of Meat (IOM), the professional body for those working in the meat industry.

As part of the programme you will be supported by a full time trainer. The week is divided into 4 days spent in production on the butchery training line and 1-day theory study on site, supported by Bridgwater College. Our flexible approach means that this can be carried out in the working environment.

Students will attend a “fun” team building day once a month as part of the programme. This was piloted last year and has been very successful and well received by the current candidates.

As part of the role you will learn various craft and knife skills used for cutting, boning, trimming and the principles of meat including knowledge associated with the carcase, by-products, primal, joints and muscles. You will gain an understanding of the meat sector, the handling of livestock and animal welfare.

You will be trained in health and food safety including hygiene both in personal terms and as part of the wider food sales/production environment.

The apprenticeship is designed to equip you with the skills, knowledge and behaviours required by the butchery employers.

Training to be provided

  • Food Safety
  • Knife skills
  • Health and Safety in the Food 
  • The Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement.’

As part of the traineeship you will start to learn various craft and knife skills used for cutting, boning, trimming and the principles of meat including knowledge associated with the carcase, by-products, primal, joints and muscles.

After successful completion of the Traineeship course, you will receive a certificate of completion and a letter of reference as a minimum, to support future job applications.

You will gain an understanding of the meat sector, the handling of livestock and animal welfare before moving onto the full apprenticeship. 

  • Training provider

    Bridgwater & Taunton College

  • Contact

  • Traineeship duration

    10 weeks

  • Possible start date

    10 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    08 Aug 2017

  • Reference number

    VAC001291030

  • Positions

    14 available


Employer

A B P Langport

Address

The Tannery

Langport

Langport

TA10 9HG

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Desired skills and what this will lead to

Desired skills and qualities

You will need to:

  • Have good manual dexterity
  • Have an attention to detail
  • Be committed

You will need to demonstrate:

  • Ability to follow detailed instructions
  • Ability to work with manual tools
  • Ability to be self- motivated

What this will lead to

You will need to attend an informal meeting at ABP where you will be shown around the site and complete an initial assessment at ABP with the College. On successful completion of the traineeship, candidates will be given an interview to become a full apprentice. The apprenticeship training will consist of: • Butchery Level 2 • L2 Food Safety • L2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply • L2 Knife Skills Award • L2 Butchery Proficiency Programme • L1 English & Maths if required