Job Title : Farming Stockperson Apprentices with Wayland Farms Ltd Watton
Employer : Wayland Farms Ltd Watton
Location : Watton, Norfolk, United Kingdom
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Agriculture - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01421
Vacancy Short Description : We are looking for people with a passion for working outdoors with animals/livestock to join our successful pig farming business. This is a 12-18 month apprenticeship to enable you to earn whilst you learn and develop a career for yourself.
Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSE's including English and Maths at grades A - E or 9 - 3.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment. Entrants must have the ability to achieve Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Mathematics and be able to manage the requirements of a Level 2 vocational qualifications.
Vacancy Full Description : Wayland Farms is serious about breeding and rearing our top quality pigs. We form part of the successful Cranswick PLC and from farm to fork, we settle for nothing but the best. Now we’re hungry for talented people to join us. It’s win win; you achieve your potential, we achieve our ambitious growth plans.
We are currently looking for two Apprentice Stockpeople to join us:
This is a 12-18 month apprenticeship in partnership with Easton and Otley College. You will work on one of our farming units based in the Brecklands Monday to Friday with block release for college. You need to have a passion for working outdoors with animals/livestock, coupled with a great work ethic.
You will be responsible for the welfare of the pigs on the units and duties will include:
• Feeding sows
• Strawing up huts
• Moving sows
• Weaning piglets
• Fallen stock removal
• Artificial insemination
• Identification of illness
• Administering vaccinations and medicine
• Practicing good bio-security
• Accurate record keeping
You’ll achieve a level 2 diploma in agriculture and ready for a career in the farming industry.
By the end of the apprenticeship, you will have developed the knowledge and skills to kick start your career in the farming industry.
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : Monday to Friday, approx. 7:30-16:30
Salary : £200.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/05/2018
Possible Start Date : 11/06/2018
Personal Qualities : Passion for working outdoors with animals/livestock
Great work ethic
Keen to learn
High level of common sense
Skills Required : Understanding of welfare needs of animals
Ability to work as part of a team
Great observation skills when checking the animals, and willing to work under instruction from senior members of staff.
Future Prospects : Upon completion of your apprenticeship, you will have developed the skills and knowledge to move in to a full time Stockperson role. The benefit of working for Wayland Farms is that we are part of a much bigger company and therefore the investment in ongoing training and development is recognised as a priority. We also have clear structures which enable progression to Unit Manager positions and beyond. The opportunities are endless.
Training to be Provided : Qualification : Level 2 in agriculture/Livestock
College Attendance: Easton block week 1 in approx. every 6 weeks
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour with effect from 1st April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Shortlisting and Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Under 18, 40 hours per week, Over 18, 45 hours per week.
Monday to Friday, approx. 7:30-16:30
Things to consider : Be prepared for some early starts and working outdoors in all weather conditions. You will need to be able to travel to rural locations within the Breckland area.