Apprentice Butcher – Robertshaw James (Harrogate HG3 1EW)

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To learn the skill of the butchery within a fast-paced butchery department while maintaining the highest possible standards of customer service.


  • – Serving customers to the highest standard
  • – Set up shop ensuring that all displays a well presented and items packed away using correct storage conditions
  • – Boning pork, beef, and lamb carcasses
  • – Sausage and burger making
  • – Maintaining a high level of health and safety
  • – Maintaining a high level of food hygiene
  • – Preparing fresh meat for sale on our pre-packaged counter
  • – Prepared value-added products
  • – Achieving and maintaining efficient stock rotation
  • – Building rapport with customers
  • – Cleaning down at close of day
  • – Preparation and packaging of orders
  • – Issue and demonstration of safe working procedures for tools and equipment
  • – Ensuring the café on site is fully stocked with fresh meat

About the Employer

Third generation butchers and farmers on our award-winning farm shop. Supporting the local community, suppliers and farmers and the best tasting local produce. We are starting a new venture into Crimple Hall, Harrogate as a concession. This is a fantastic opportunity to be at the very start of something special.

Things to Consider

– They will be based in Robertshaw’s at Crimple, Crimple Hall, Leeds road, Pannal, Harrogate HG3 1EW

– Starting £200 per weekly dependant. 16 and above £5 per hour

After 1st year completed; Under 18 – £5.50 per hour Over 19 – £6.90 per hour 21-22 – £8.50 per hour 23 and over £9.00 per hour

– Please review the current Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

Training to be Delivered

Level 2 Butchery

  • Knowledge & Skills gained from this apprenticeship:
  • Full awareness and adherence to health and safety regulations
  • Carrying out a range of practical butchery skills Production of meat and or poultry products
  • Using machinery and other relevant equipment Working as a team to meet deadlines
  • Maintaining product quality
  • Coaching and mentoring to support workforce development
  • Effective communication with customers, suppliers and colleagues


Apprentices must achieve the following (prior to taking the end-point assessment):

  • Award in Food Safety for Manufacturing (Meat and Poultry)
  • Award in Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills
  • Award in Health and Safety in the Food Supply Chain Business
  • Award in Knife Skills for Food Processing


Apprentices must complete gateway requirements as a pre-requisite to end point assessment (EPA), including a log book, 3 short qualifications and English and maths. EPA must be conducted by an independent assessor from an EPA organisation (EPAO) approved to offer services against this standard, as selected by the employer, from the Education & Skills Funding Agency’s Register of End Point Assessment Organisations.

Vacancy Details

Vacancy Location


Apprenticeship Level

Level 2

Employer Name

Robertshaw James

Employer Address

Crimple Hall
Leeds road

Expected Duration

21 Months

Working Week

over 5 days with one weekend day and weekday off. 10-hour days 7am-5pm or 6am-4pm or 9am-7pm.

Weekly Hours


Wage Amount

£200.00 Weekly

What You Need

Desired Qualifications

No previous qualifications required Level 1 functional skills in maths and English must be achieved prior to gateway and the learner must also attempt their level 2 maths and English exams. *functional skills does not apply if the apprentice already holds a GCSE (or equivalent) grade A*-C/9-4 in both English and maths.

Desired Skills

  • – Willingness to learn is the key aspect
  • – Training will be provided continuously

Personal Qualities

A calm, professional individual that can cope well under pressure, a conscientious and willing attitude when learning new skills and the ability to work well as a part of a team.

Future Prospects

Possibly of been offered a full-time contract with a wage rise.

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