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Job Title : Arable Farm Apprentice
Employer : Turnstone Farms
Location : Kings Lynn, Norfolk, PE32 1FU
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01595
Vacancy Short Description : West Norfolk 2000ha + arable farm is offering an apprentice opportunity following a successful apprenticeship coming to an end October 2019

 

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-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : Carting, telehandler work and general assistance in line with the skills and abilities of the candidate. Training given/paid for.
You are expected to work the same hours as the farm. 7am start. Overtime from 4pm. High hours.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 39 hours. 7am start. Overtime from 4pm. High hours.
Salary : £152.10 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 22/05/2019
Possible Start Date : 01/08/2019
Personal Qualities : Keen to learn, amiable, good communication skills, safe.
Skills Required : We offer training but some skills would be useful. The bare minimum is a clean driving licence.
Future Prospects : We are keen to train young entrants to the industry. We do not necessarily offer continued employment after the end of an apprenticeship.
Training to be Provided : Intermediate Agriculture Level 2 qualification including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required

Block week attendance at Easton campus
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. 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/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 : long hours at peak times, Outdoor work. Driving Licence required due to nature of work and moving between sites.
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