Overview

Houndalee Farm is looking to add to their small team, offering a Stockperson apprenticeship opportunity to the right candidate.

Desired skills

- Ability to listen to and follow instruction
- Attention to detail
- UK Driving license preferred
- Some knowledge and experience on a farm preferred but not essential
- Recognising physical requirements required for practical tasks including manual handling (hay bales, livestock)
- Good communication skills

Personal qualities

Genuine interest in farming
Recognition of working outside in all weathers (hot, cold, wet)
Friendly personality
Approachable and able to take constructive guidance

Desired qualifications

English and maths GCSE's 9-2 / A-E or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible full time recruitment on completion of achievement of apprenticeship programme.

Things to consider

All of the working week will be spent outdoors or in a covered, external area.

Important Other Information

Seasonal work patterns may change or have over time available – such as lambing season and harvest.

97.6% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

(*Destination data, based on apprentices completing in academic year 2016/17).

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(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

96% of our apprentices agree that they are happy with their course.*

(*On-programme Survey 2018, apprentices)

We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting nationally recognised qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid.You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.15 an hour (from April 2020 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

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