You’re Hired!

OK, so it’s never going to be big bucks and we’re hardly Alan Sugar but we are still looking for an apprentice to join us.

https://www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship

Enthusiastic person needed to work on our mixed farm. Successful applicant will gain experience with sheep, beef, pigs and arable as well as learning about other parts of the business including meat processing, retail, tourism and book-keeping (if interested!)

Closing date

23rd July 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £6,708

    National Minimum Wage will be paid for any overtime hours.

  • Working week

    Days and shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
    Level 2 (GCSE)

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • feeding and checking stock daily
  • cleaning and bedding up stock pens
  • husbandry tasks (eg. worming, dagging, foot trimming)
  • tractor work
  • meat processing/packing
  • help in farm shop (re-stocking, serving customers)
  • help with holiday accommmodation and camp site (cleaning/mowing grass)

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

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2)
  • Hartpury College – 1 day a week in term time
  • On the job training at Old Farm
  • First Aid, PA1, PA6, Telescopic Handler (Hartpury)
  • Health and Safety/Food Hygiene (on-line)

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Our previous apprentice went on to a full time job on a 3000 acre estate.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Driving licence essential, Previous animal experience

Things to consider

We are a mixed working farm and have to work outside in all weathers. The role will include carrying bags of feed (20kg) and small bales of hay, catching sheep/turning them over & tractor driving. The candidate will also gain experience with pigs,cattle, alpacas, horses, arable work, meat processing/packing (sausages), retail & hospitality.

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) desired

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