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Job Title : Apprentice for mixed farming estate
Employer : Bowes Farms Ltd
Location : Thetford, Norfolk, IP25 7AF
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Agriculture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01443
Vacancy Short Description : Hard working individual with some experience required for arable work and work with cattle and sheep.

 

Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-D or 9- 3. Evidence of qualifications will be required. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.

Driving license is essential as the work includes driving tractors with trailers weighing over 3500 kg on the road.
Vacancy Full Description : We would like someone with a bit of experience/knowledge to join our busy team, we need an all rounder - willing to learn anything from tractor work, to working with cattle and sheep.
duties may include:
feeding
mucking out
health checks
tractor work
Accommodation could be available.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Minimum 39 hour week, but hours will differ due to nature of the work.
Salary : £156.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 20/06/2018
Possible Start Date : 01/07/2018
Personal Qualities : Hard working, friendly, keen to learn
Skills Required : Some experience with livestock, and some tractor work - but not essential
Future Prospects : A successful apprentice would hopefully become a valued member of staff.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Intermediate Agricultural apprenticeship
College Attendance: 6 x one week blocks in college starting in October
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 also 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

Working Week:Minimum 39 hour week, but hours will differ due to nature of the work.

Shortlisting/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.
Things to consider : The hours can be long, and the work can be hard.
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