Apprentice Butcher

  • Apprenticeship
  • Full time
  • Langport, Somerset
  • Posted 3 weeks ago
  • August 2, 2021
  • £260 pw

Apprentice Butcher

Join ABP Langport`s award winning Butchery Apprenticeship Programme, where you will be supported and trained as a Beef Butcher.

This practical based apprenticeship is about training for a real job, with real responsibility and real financial benefits. If you are interested in genuine benefits, like…

  • Learning a trade
  • Getting paid to train
  • Earning a recognised qualification
  • Starting on a good salary with opportunity for quick progression
  • An employment opportunity in an industry leading company

…. this apprenticeship could be for you; particularly if you have ;good hand/eye coordination and excellent attention to detail.

Main Duties and Responsibilities

ABP Langport is looking to recruit 6 apprentices this year to join their Award Winning “Best Company Training Scheme” which will commence in September. The award is endorsed by the Institute of Meat (IOM), the professional body for those working in the meat industry. We were awarded Bridgwater College Apprentice Employer of the Year 2017 and in 2019 received the first Distinction for the college.

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

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 also 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.

When you complete your apprenticeship there are real career opportunities in the business with quick financial progression for those demonstrating the skills and motivation.

Knowledge and Experience

You will need:

  • Good hand/eye co-ordination
  • Be physically fit
  • Have a good attention to detail
  • Be committed
  • Be able to follow detailed instructions
  • Be able to work with your hands
  • Minimum of Level 3 GCSE or Functional skills Level 1 in Maths and English

Due to our location, you will need to have your own reliable transport to get to and from work
Contract length: 18 months

Hours of work Monday to Friday, 7am – 4pm

Apply today for the Apprentice Butcher positions.

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