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Beef And Sheep Farm Worker Needed In UK - APPLY

Beef And Sheep Farm Worker Needed In UK – APPLY

Can you work in United Kingdom in a Beef and Sheep Farm? If yes, see below for full job information and apply today

The role of an agriculture apprentice at Gateham Grange will be to assist with all aspects of the day to day running of the farm. This will mainly include looking after the sheep and cattle.

Closing date: 22 May 2020

  • Weekly wage

    £166.00

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8am – 6pm. Times may change due to the nature of the role and you may be asked to work some weekends.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jun 2020

  • Date posted

    28 Jan 2020

  • Distance

    131.9 miles

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001612247

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Feeding/checking sheep through the winter
  • Feeding/cleaning out/checking cattle during housing
  • Lambing sheep indoors (March/April)
  • Calving suckler cows (May/July)
  • Gathering sheep for sorting/worming etc.
  • Day to day checking of cattle and sheep through the summer
  • Maintenance of boundary stone walls and fences
  • Various types of tractor driving (yard work/muck spreading/silaging and haymaking)
  • Farmyard and building work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must have a love and passion for Livestock
  • Ability to use your initiative but also recognise and know when to ask for help
  • Must be confident in asking questions to improve your knowledge of dairy farming

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiasm
  • Energy
  • Punctuality
  • Willing to learn

Desired qualifications

A*-D/9-3 in GCSE or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths or equivalents.

NOTE: Your Application will not be considered unless you include your English and maths qualifications.

Future prospects

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and for the right candidate, there would be the opportunity to stay with us and develop a career with us.

Things to consider

Driving licence desirable but not essential due to the farm not being on a bus route.

About the employer

We currently lamb 400 sheep and calve 60 beef cows on our hill farm. All our lambs are finished on the farm and taken to local markets. Suckler calves are kept between 10 and 16 months and are sold as store cattle. We do all our own haymaking and silaging. We also have two-holiday cottages and a camping barn business.

Employer

Derek Robert Flower

Address

Gateham Grange

Ashbourne

DE6 2FT

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Training

Training provider

DART LIMITED

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DART Ltd (Dales Agricultural Rural Training)

Contact

Leanne Bailey 01332 216640 leanne.bailey@darttraining.cu.uk

Level 2 Apprenticeship in Agriculture.

Training will be provided in the workplace through DART Training, where you will work towards achieving a Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard. The qualification is made up of a number of mandatory units, designed to have maximum relevance to your job & integrate with your day to day responsibilities.

You will undertake an End Point Assessment, conducted by an independent Assessor, which includes:

  • Knowledge test (30% of grading)
  • Personal statement & portfolio of evidence (20% of grading)
  • Coursework & practical end assessment – 5-6 hours (50% of grading)
  • There will be 3 levels of Pass, Merit & Distinction
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if needed

Apprenticeship standard

Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)

Level 2 (GCSE)

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