This apprenticeship is no longer available, take a look at livestock unit technician as an alternative option.
Raise animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs
Working at a range of agricultural businesses, from small family farms through to large integrated organisations operating across the food supply chain, a stockperson raises animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of their life. This is practical work involving a combination of technology and manual labour. Being a stockperson requires compassion, self-motivation and the ability to work both in a team and independently. As animal welfare is a priority on a farm, key to being a good stockperson is understanding your limits and knowing when to ask for help. Working with live animals presents a range of challenges to overcome and ensures no two days will be the same. This apprenticeship covers the generic requirements for looking after animals competently, then allows you to adopt a specialism, focusing on either pigs, dairy, beef or sheep.
Duration: 18 months
Relevant school subjects: Science and food technology
Entry requirements: Depend on the employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications or relevant experience
Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs
Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum
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