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Butchery Apprenticeship

Plumpton College Apprenticeships
£17,000 - £21,000
Closing date
12 Mar 2024

Job Details

About Us

Founded almost 60 years ago, our mission was simple, to provide high quality, locally sourced meat to our community. We work hard to secure the best quality beef, pork, lamb, game and produce the finest cuts and sausages for our customers. 

Over the years we have created a reputation of great quality and great customer service to create an experience no customer will forget. 

Vacancy description

Duties will include:

  • Breaking down carcass meat into primal cuts 
  • Bone, roll, dice, slice meat
  • Produce orders to customer specifications
  • Meet time deadlines
  • Make a variety of sausages and other value-added products
  • Maintain high standards of food hygiene and personal cleanliness
  • Keeping the butcher department clean and tidy during operational hour

Personal qualities & desired skills

  • Enthusiastic and willing to learn new skills as a butcher
  • Team player, able to follow direction and willingness to learn
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Organisation Skills
  • Self-Motivation
  • Trustworthiness & Ethics
  • Flexibility & Agility
  • Communication Skills
  • Speed of work
  • Accuracy of work
  • Able to accept and use training

Future prospects

  • Yes on successful completion of the apprenticeship a full time role and potential for development will be available. 

Training to be provided

The final certification will be for L2 Butchery.

The apprentice will learn:

  • Knife skills - including cutting, boning, trimming and mincing of meat
  • Health and safety practices, food safety and hygiene and key legislation
  • Using butchery tools and machinery – including mincing, sausage making, bacon curing, vacuum packing
  • Business profitability, maximising productivity, efficiency and customer care
  • Team work and customer care skills
  • Specialist retail shop or processing plant butchery skills

Qualifications Awarded

  • Butchery Level 2 Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Level 2 award in food safety
  • Level 2 award in health and safety
  • Level 2 award in knife skills
  • Level 1 in maths and English (if applicable)

The apprenticeship is completed in partnership with Plumpton College’s highly regarded Butchery Apprenticeship Department, where the successful applicants will embark on a Level 2 Butchery Apprenticeship, lasting between 12 and 18 months. The course includes all aspects of modern butchery together with additional qualifications in food hygiene and health and safety. The course concludes with an assessment in skills and knowledge before the apprenticeship qualification is awarded.


Plumpton College Apprenticeships is a leading land based industry focused provider of technical and professional training. Working with local and national employer partners to recruit, train and develop the current and next generation of industry professionals.

Are you looking for your first steps on your career ladder or maybe to take that next step into a more specialist position? Plumpton College is well placed to support the career and development aspiration of individuals within the land based industries, whether Agri-food or Arboriculture to Veterinary Nursing or Viticulture.

This page promotes Plumpton College's range apprenticeship opportunities on behalf of their employer partners.

To apply for an apprenticeship is simple. Find an opportunity you like, send in your CV and Plumpton College's Recruitment Team will contact you regarding the next steps.

For further information please call 01273 890454 or to find out more visit

Company info
01273 890454
Ditchling Rd
East Sussex
United Kingdom

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