Poultry worker apprenticeship

Support the bird development process, maintain bird accommodation and prepare and monitor the livestock production environment

The key role for a poultry worker is to raise the animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their lives. As a poultry worker, you’ll find this to be practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a poultry worker requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work both independently and as a team player. During the poultry worker apprenticeship you’ll be responsible for your own work, but will work under supervision. As animal welfare is a priority on farms, the key to being a good poultry worker is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. You’ll be responsible for supporting the bird development process, maintaining bird accommodation and preparing and monitoring the livestock production environment. This will include ensuring they are looked after to meet health and welfare requirements.


Duration: 12 months

Relevant school subjects: Food technology

Entry requirements for the poultry worker apprenticeship: Depend on employer, but relevant experience would be advantageous

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

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