Slaughter Operative Apprentice/Entry Level

Company: Kepak
Location: Scotland
Salary: £9.50/hr
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Role Purpose: Learn and develop key butchery skills working towards achieving SVQ 2 in Food and Drink Operations (Meat and Poultry Skills) at SCQF Level 5.

About the role:

  • Learn the key principles of abattoir.
  • Learn and identify different parts/by-products/cuts/joints of red meat.
  • Carry out slaughter, breakdown, boning, filetting and trimming of red meat.
  • Learn principles of processing red meat casrcases and by-products.
  • Prepare tools and equipment for use.
  • Sharpen and maintain cutting tools.
  • Understand and maintain product quality.
  • Learn and apply food safety and hygiene standards.
  • Learn and apply health and safety standards.
  • Any other duties as required by management and within the competency of the post holder.

Starting pay rate: £9.50/h

Working hours: Monday to Friday, 40-45hrs/week, 6am start


  • No previous experience in slaughter and/or knife skills required
  • Commitment to Company Values; Passion for food, Ambition, Responsibility and Teamwork
  • Passion for Food at forefront of day-to-day performance
  • Ambition to develop self to achieve personal and business goals
  • Responsibility for positive contribution to business
  • Team Work across all levels, departments and teams, willing to go the extra mile
  • Able to work in warm environment
  • Manual handling ability and awareness
  • Flexibility to meet daily production targets
  • Consistent approach and strong work ethic
  • Able to work under own initiative and as part of a team
  • Adaptable to change and production demand
  • Ability to work effectively and confidently under pressure
  • Commitment to good practice and quality products
  • Communicate well in written and oral form with multi-nationals on all levels


  • Training and development
  • Overtime rate of time and a half applies when you work over 44 hours/week
  • Guaranteed minimum of 30 hours of work/week
  • Competency based rate of pay
  • Eligibility for the Performance Bonus after 3 months of continuous service
  • 31 days annual leave per year (after probation)
  • Subsidised canteen
  • Values awards program
  • Refer a friend scheme
  • Employee assistance program
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Discount on products
  • Pension plans
  • Life assurance
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