Butchery Apprentices

Company: ABP Food Group
Location: Shropshire
Salary: Competitive
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The ABP Food Group is one of Europe`s largest privately owned food processing companies in Europe and was founded over 60 years ago in 1954.
Today the Group operates across many businesses, spanning Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe and consists of 4 separate divisions; ABP Beef, ABP Proteins, ABP Renewables and ABP Pet Foods. At ABP Food Group our focus is on consistently producing top quality products across all 4 divisions. We strive to provide the highest levels of service via a flexible, reliable and competent team throughout our business.
Located in rural Shropshire, ABP Ellesmere is the most advanced beef production site in Europe. ABP has invested over £20 million to make Ellesmere a state-of-the-art, carbon neutral processing site. The site is able to fulfil the entire processing procedure from farm to fork of butchery.ABP offers a progressive, supportive and friendly working environment with regular opportunities to develop new skills and progress.
ABP are committed to developing and providing opportunity to all colleagues, whilst delivering excellence to its customers. Apprentices get to earn while they learn, grow in confidence and thrive on structured programmes provided by its delivery partners who are expertly positioned to assist in the successful delivery of the apprenticeship framework and standards.
The Butchery Apprenticeship standard is currently available at both Level 2 and 3 lasting between 18-24 months.
We are looking to recruit Butchery Apprentices to join our team in September 2020. On successful completion of both levels, apprentices will be entitled to automatic registration to full membership of the Institute of Meat.Many people in supervisory and management positions at ABP started their careers within our production departments, so this could be the start of a rewarding career for you.


Main Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in a busy department and learning how to be a great butcher.

Understanding of customer specifications and monetary impact.

Regular completion of apprenticeship coursework.

Completion of an assessment at the end of your training period.

Adhere to company Health, Safety, Training and Hygiene policies.

Carry out any other reasonable duties as required.


Knowledge and Experience:

The Butchery Apprenticeship will offer:

-£6.93 per hour. This means for a 40 hour week your weekly pay will be £277.20 gross.

-Full accredited training and professional support (duration 18 – 24 months).

-Rewarding contract to progress with the company.

-Learning a trade.

-Personal development

– Great opportunities for career progression with ABP UK.



You will need:

– A friendly, positive, hardworking approach to work.

– To be reliable as you will be an important part of a small team.

– Ensure that all work set by our apprenticeship provider is completed on time and to the best of your ability.

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