Butch­ery Appren­tice­ship 2024

Butchery Apprenticeship 2024

Preston HU12 8TB / Ballymena BT42 1EA

Cranswick Country Foods is one of the largest pork processors in the UK, dealing with multiple retail customers, the food service sector and further processors. With the UK demand for skilled butchers the highest it has ever been, we are keen to attract the next generation of exciting and ambitious new talent to join the team here at Cranswick.

Becoming a butchery apprentice will offer you the opportunity to learn the skills of a specialised Pork Butcher, all whilst earning a full-time wage and gaining a Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Butchery.

What will you be doing?

  • You will master the art of precision cutting and trimming to ensure the highest quality of pork products
  • Learning essential knife skills that will kick-start your career within the in-demand butchery trade
  • You’ll develop a strong product knowledge and a deep understanding of different cuts of pork
  • Adhering to strict hygiene and safety standards in the handling and preparation of meat products
  • Participating in formal apprenticeship training sessions to enhance your industry skills and knowledge
  • You will work amongst seasoned trade professionals who will support you to become a skilled professional

What are we looking for?

We are seeking enthusiastic young people with a genuine interest and desire to learn and master a highly skilled craft. If you have a strong willingness to learn from experienced colleagues within a team-oriented environment then this is a brilliant opportunity for you.

We can offer;

  • Extremely competitive starting apprenticeship salary
  • Bonus scheme
  • Strong Progression Opportunities
  • Comprehensive apprenticeship training plan to support you to complete your L2 Diploma in Butchery
  • Enrolment into our company pension scheme with enhanced contribution options
  • Access to opt into our company Share Save scheme, with the ability to purchase company shares at a discounted rate
  • Discount membership at major high street stores and supermarkets via our company discount portal
  • Cycle to work scheme

To apply, please submit a CV and Cover letter to apprenticeship.applications@cranswick.co.uk

Closing Date: August 30th 2024

Join one of the UK’s most sustainable food businesses