Butchery is one of the oldest known crafts and is a highly skilled and technical profession where innovation meets tradition. In Ireland and the UK, the meat industry is a stable and profitable industry with plenty of room for career growth.
At Kepak we are committed to providing excellence in meat production from the very first step.
What qualifications will I gain from a Butchery apprenticeship?
The learning part of this programme is aimed at providing bespoke training to become a qualified butcher. Candidates will develop knife skills, understand yields, gain a knowledge of food safety, identify features of carcasses and produce quality products to meet customer specifications. At the end of the apprenticeship, you will have achieved the following qualifications as a minimum:
- Technical Certificate [Includes elements from the FDQ Proficiency in Meat & Poultry qualification]
- Level 2 Food Safety Award
- Level 2 Health and Safety in the Food Safety Chain
- Level 2 Knife Skills
- Functional Skills in Maths and English
BUTCHERY APPRENTICESHIP BENEFITS
The opportunity to earn money whilst learning invaluable skills and receiving an internationally recognised qualification. You will earn a starting salary of £20,000 per year and be fast-tracked into a qualified professional role after 2 years on an enhanced skilled worker rate plus bonus.
Clear and steady career progression. Many of our previous apprentices are now Team Leaders and Managers.
Ongoing development opportunities with the potential to get higher qualifications if further study is desired.
Which Kepak sites offer a butchery apprenticeship?
Kepak Bodmin, Cornwall UK
– Level 2 & Level 3 Butchery
– Level 2 Abattoir
Kepak Merthyr-Tydfil, Wales
– UK Level 2 Butchery
– Level 2 Abattoir
Kepak McIntosh Donald, Aberdeen, Scotland
– Level 2/ SCQF 5: Food and Drink: Meat and Poultry