Christmas Farm want to employ a team member to undertake the Stockperson apprenticeship and become a fully trained and qualified farm worker.

Desired skills

- Willing to get involved in all farming tasks
- Good communication skills
- Good timekeeping skills

Personal qualities

- Physically fit to carry out manual duties
- Confident and committed to learning all aspects
- Friendly and approachable, willing to talk to strangers

Desired qualifications

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

Future prospects

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

Things to consider

This is an outdoor, physically demanding role with sometimes longer hours or shorter hours, depending on the needs of the farm

Important Other Information

Work hours will vary, weather conditions will vary

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

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

Why choose Sunderland College?

96% of our apprentices agree that they have the chance to develop new skills at their workplace*.

(*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.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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