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Apprentice Butcher

Welsh Government
Neil Powell Butchers New Hall Farm Pwllmeyric Chepstow Monmouthshire NP16 6LF
£10,100 per year
Closing date
9 Oct 2022

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Role Type
Apprenticeship, Intermediate
Start Date
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Job Details

About the apprenticeship


● Assisting the butchery team with all aspects of butchery production, packing and cleaning.
● Preparing meat and products for sale
● Assisting with butchery displays and ensuring signage are accurate and attractive
● General retail duties
● Greeting and speaking to customers, providing advice, answering questions, and accepting orders or payments.
● Assisting in strict stock control rotation
● Accepting deliveries of large carcass which will involve heavy lifting
● Adhering to food safety and sanitation controls
● Keeping work tidy area clean at all times and cleaning down at the end of each day.

Additional information

Lots of on-the job training
Flexibility on working hours - happy to consider part-time applicants
15% Staff Discount
Staff Referral Scheme



● Excellent communication, organisational skills, and the capacity to build strong working relationships with customers and the team
● Good attention to detail and passionate about food
● Physically fit and strong as the role involves some lifting, carrying, and working in cold environments
● Trustworthy
● High standards of appearance
● Reliable and punctual
● Ability to produce accurate work to tight deadlines under pressure
● Flexible approach to working hours
● Keen and enthusiastic approach to working both in a team and independently


Good standard of England and Maths
Food Hygiene Level 2 (Desirable)


Welsh Spoken Skills: No Welsh Written Skills: No

Course details

Training provider:
Cambrian Training Company Ltd

Training provider course:
Cert - FDQ Level 2 Certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills

About the employer

Neil Powell Butchers
New Hall Farm
NP16 6LF

Disability confident

Yes, we are part of the Disability Confident Scheme from the UK Department for Work and Pensions.

Please note that all apprenticeships are open to everyone. However, some organisations have worked to achieve Disability Confident accreditation. You should always apply for the apprenticeship you feel best suited to.

Interview arrangements

Telephone Interview and Face to Face Interview


Why an apprenticeship?

As an apprentice you will earn while you train. It’s a great career choice whether you are leaving school or college, returning to work after starting a family or looking for a new career. There’s a wide range of jobs on offer.  A job at the Welsh Government is unlike any other in Wales.

At the Welsh Government you’ll be given support and guidance so you can develop your skills in the workplace. You will also need to set aside time to study for your apprenticeship. You’ll be a valued member of the team from day one.

What apprenticeships are available?

We don’t currently have any apprenticeship opportunities open as we have now closed our scheme for 2019. If you’d like to keep updated on the vacancies that we’re advertising, you may want to visit our jobs board:  Welsh Government External Vacancies Board.

If you’d like to receive Job Alert e-mails that let you know when we’re advertising a role that suits your preferences, scroll to the bottom of the jobs board, and you’ll see the ‘Create Job Alert’ link.  Click this, and follow the on-screen instructions to set up your alerts.  You’ll need to log in or create an account as part of this process.

Who can apply?

To be eligible to apply you:

  • will be at least 16 years of age at the time of making your application
  • will not be in full-time education (you can apply while still attending school/college/university but will have finished or intend to finish your studies by the time your apprenticeship starts)
  • will need to meet the Civil Service Nationality requirements to apply.

ALS eligibility

Please note that ALS our training providers have their own eligibility in order to provide the funding required to undertake an apprenticeship. You may not be eligible to apply if:

  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in ICT, Software, Web and Telecoms or a similar subject
  • you already hold a qualification at Level 3 or above in Business Administration, Customer Service or a similar subject

What are the benefits?  

How much will I be paid?

You will earn £19,240 a year while training. When you pass your apprenticeship you can apply for a permanent job at the Welsh Government. Within 2 years of starting your apprenticeship you could be earning £22,500. 

You will get 31 days holidays as well as 10 public and privilege days. We offer flexible working arrangements to help you get the right work/life balance. You will also be eligible for membership of the Civil Service Pension Scheme

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