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Work with us at Tatton Park...

Tatton Park in Knutsford, Cheshire is one of the North West's most successful heritage visitor attractions with approx 800,000 visitors a year. Come work with us, in this unique location!

Farm Apprentice 

An opportunity to work at the Farm at Tatton Park helping to care for all our rare breed animals, including poultry, pigs, cows, horses, sheep and goats. You will also get chance to help with the annual events and daily demonstrations that we regularly hold throughout the year.

The Role

To assist the Farm Team in all aspects of the management of livestock, and visitors. Carry out routine animal husbandry tasks in order to present the Farm’s livestock to the highest standards of husbandry and wellbeing. Assist with daily visitor services in order to maximise the enjoyment of visitors to the Home Farm. In conjunction with the Farm staff, to carry out interpretive, educational and information programmes in order to maximise the quality of experience and enjoyment of visitors and parties. To carry out work programmes and agricultural operations to ensure that all aspects of the premises and agricultural land is managed to the highest standards of safety, presentation and maintenance.

Apprenticeship Summary

Wage - Competitive salary

Working week - 40 hours Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 17:00, with regular breaks. Just working one weekend per month and time off  in the week for lieu of working the weekend will be given.

Expected duration -18 months

Possible start date - 01 Apr 2020

Apprenticeship level - Intermediate Level 2 (GCSE) 

The Person- Desired Skills

Good timekeeping skills. Enjoy working outside in all weathers. Be fit and strong. Looking to build a career in the agriculture industry. Sociable and able to work both alone and in a team.

Desired qualifications GCSEs in English and maths or equivalent are desirable however not essential as Functional Skills are offered as part of the Apprenticeship.

Future prospects - Currently no permanent vacancy on the Farm but other work i.e. seasonal ranger is available annually at Tatton. All our past apprentices have gone on to full-time employment.

Training

Training provider - REASEHEATH COLLEGE

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for the Level 2 Stockperson apprenticeship standard, which includes: Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT (if required). Tatton Park will give guidance and support throughout. Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period. Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost .Apprenticeship standard Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy) Level 2 (GCSE) 

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