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Join a trade full of character, team work and ownership

As a Trainee Butcher working at Danish Crown’s Bugle site, you’ll be learning one of the oldest crafts in the world. Our apprenticeship programme provides an exceptional level of training and support, to give you all the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for your rewarding career in butchery. We offer the opportunity for permanent full-time roles upon successful completion of the programme.

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Danish Crown, part of the Danish Crown Group, is one of the largest producers of meat in the world. With over 125 years of industry expertise, we have a proud heritage which is reflected in the superior quality of our produce, and our investment in people. The Bugle site is a centre of excellence for de-boning pork legs and processing pork products, and has benefited from significant investment. We’re looking to recruit candidates to join our Butchery Apprentice scheme starting in February 2018.

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be trained in a range of techniques to produce products which meet our consistently high standards. Your time will be split between working in a factory butchery environment and an external training provider. Daily duties will include:

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Working on a training line, pace line or butcher’s blocks: trimming, making cuts and deboning pork products to required specifications

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Experiencing a variety of environments, learning about the supply chain, processing, retail, and all elements of Health & Safety and Food Hygiene requirements

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Learning all the necessary knife skills to produce quality cuts which maximise profitability from carcasses and reduce waste

Hours will initially be 37.5 hours per week from 8am – 4.30pm. As the programme develops, these hours will be aligned with the production hours of 6am – 3pm.

What we’re looking for

We're after people aged 18 and over. You’ll be enthusiastic about butchery with a desire to learn and complete the Apprentice programme, in addition to this we’re looking for:

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A natural drive to deliver results in a fast paced environment

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Ability to work at a consistently high pace dictated by line speed

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Dexterous with good hand-eye coordination

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Able to follow instructions and procedures accurately and consistently at all times

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Work well in a team and surrounding teams

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Aware of how you can make an impact in the community and affect the environment, supporting company initiatives

What we can offer you

Pay starts at the national living wage of £7.50/hour. There will be opportunity for pay progression during the apprenticeship programme, with the aim to progress to a Level 3 Butcher.

  • Mentoring and support
  • 28 days holiday
  • Life assurance
  • Long service awards
  • Rewards scheme
  • Subsidised restaurant & vending machines
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Free on-site parking

If you’re looking for a highly skilled profession with excellent long-term career benefits, then don’t hesitate – apply now.

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