ABP Careers

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Job title:
Butchery Apprentices



Closing date for applications:

Reporting to:
Apprentice Mentor

Job Role:
The ABP Food Group is one of Europe`s largest privately owned food processing companies in Europe and was founded over 60 years ago in 1954. Today the Group operates across many businesses, spanning Ireland, the UK and Continental Europe and consists of 4 separate divisions; ABP Beef, ABP Proteins, ABP Renewables and ABP Pet Foods. At ABP Food Group our focus is on consistently producing top quality products across all 4 divisions. We strive to provide the highest levels of service via a flexible, reliable and competent team throughout our business.
The UK division of ABP Beef has 13 sites across England, Scotland and Northern Ireland supplying fresh and frozen products into retailers, discounters, foodservice companies, online, and on for further manufacturing.
ABP offer a progressive, supportive and friendly working environment with regular opportunities to develop new skills and progress. ABP are committed to developing and providing opportunity to all colleagues, whilst delivering excellence to its customers. Apprentices get to earn while they learn, grow in confidence and thrive on structured programmes provided by its delivery partners who are expertly positioned to assist in the successful delivery of the new apprenticeship framework and standards.
The Butchery Apprenticeship standard is currently available at both Level 2 and 3 lasting between 18-24 months. We are looking to recruit Butchery Apprentices for our Boning Hall and Primary Processing to join our team.. On successful completion of both levels, apprentices will be entitled to automatic registration to full membership of the Institute of Meat.
Located in rural Shropshire, ABP Ellesmere is the most advanced beef production site in Europe. ABP has invested over £20 million to make Ellesmere a state-of-the-art, carbon neutral processing site. The site is able to fulfil the entire processing procedure from farm to fork of butchery.

Main Duties and Responsibilities:
Attend factory and classroom as required, and acquire an understanding of customer specifications and monetary impact.
Follow instruction from Training Supervisor.
Complete all classwork requirements within agreed standards.
Attend meetings when required by the manager.
Liaise and communicate with colleagues and departments.
Complete all on the job training.
Be aware of health and safety and Hygiene procedures at all times.
Keep Hygiene standards at all times
Carry out any other reasonable duties as required.

Knowledge and Experience:
The Butchery Apprenticeship will offer:
-£7.12 per hour
-Full accredited training (duration 18 - 24 months),
-Rewarding contract to progress with the company,
-Learning a trade,
-Personal development,
-Professional support, and
-The opportunity to grow and succeed at ABP UK.

Practical skills
The ability to work well in a team
Strong communication skills.

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