Butchery is a highly skilled profession steeped in tradition and butchers will display understanding about a range of meat species and the various techniques needed to process and/or produce products. In addition, butchers will be able to cut, prepare, package and present meat products to the standards required of the business and specialist needs of commercial and/or consumers. Butchers will have a range of skills, knowledge and behaviours that can lead to rewarding careers in the butchery industry, not only in the UK but across the world.
Poultec’s butchery Apprenticeships provide a blend of hands-on training with theory based teaching. The versatility of the Apprenticeship means that this apprenticeship can be delivered both in a retail butchery environment as well as a factory environment. Our butchery tutors visit the Apprentice in their place of work, to provide teaching and assessment. Apprentices will be set tasks to complete between visits, which may include project work.
Apprentices have the opportunity to attend butchery workshops in our dedicated butchery teaching suite, where they will be taught techniques and processes to help them progress on their Apprenticeship.
On successful completion of a butchery Apprenticeship, there is plenty of opportunity to progress and gain further knowledge and experience.Download ‘Butchery’ Brochure PDF
This Apprenticeship standard is suited to those working in a retail butchers, butchery department or meat processing plants. Apprentices will be taught a range of transferrable skills in the art of butchery; including cutting, trimming and preparing meat products. They will work on a range of species, relevant to their place of work.
Taught sessions will further develop knowledge in areas where learners may not have the opportunity to develop in the work place. Sessions will be delivered by our butchery team at our dedicated butchery training suite at South Green Park, Mattishall.
Apprentices will also complete a Level 2 Food Safety Award, Level 2 Health & Safety in the Food Supply Chain Award, and Level 2 Knife Skills Award prior to taking the end-point assessment.
To complete the Apprenticeship an End Point Assessment will be completed by an independent assessor. Your tutor will ensure that you are ready for assessment.