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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
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per 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
Possible start date
01 Jun 2020
28 Jan 2020
Level 2 (GCSE)
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
- 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
- Willing to learn
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.
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.
Derek Robert Flower
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DART Ltd (Dales Agricultural Rural Training)
Leanne Bailey 01332 216640 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)
Level 2 (GCSE)