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Job Title : Apprentice Pig Person
Employer : Chris Cole Pigs
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR14 7PH
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Agriculture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01607
Vacancy Short Description : Enthusiastic and reliable apprentice sought for work on an indoor pig unit


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 : the apprentice will learn all aspects of pig husbandry for birth to slaughter
duties may include:

• Animal health and welfare,
• Record keeping,
• Learning stockmanship and observation
• Handling, weighing and moving pigs
• Feeding, bedding

possible some data input or small amount of computer work
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hrs 7.30 am - 4.30 pm Mon - Fri some weekend work
Salary : £170.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 30/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 09/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Must be able to work in a team of conscientious people
Skills Required : must have an interest in pigs and a desire to progress and learn
Future Prospects : a position may be available to a person who is willing to learn and care for animal welfare, take on responsibilities and use their initiative
Training to be Provided : College attendance in six weekly blocks throughout the year

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
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:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week:
7.30 am - 4.30 pm mon - Fri 3/4 hour lunch can tea breaks some weekend work also may be required - Sat/Sun mornings - to be discussed and arranged
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 : working long hours in a physical role
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