A H Pulford & Son

Agricultural Mixed Farming Apprentice

Employer:

A H Pulford & Son

Training Provider:

EASTON AND OTLEY COLLEGE

Weekly wage £160.00
40.0 hours per week 40 hours Plus weekend and bank holiday as required, shifts TBC.
duration: 18 months
start: 1 August 2019
Colchester
Intermediate(level 2)
Agriculture (apprenticeship standard)
19 July 2019 (application closing date)
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in agriculture employed on a well established mixed cattle and arable farm.

Responsibilities

Vacancy Description 

  • Identify hazards and risks
  • Risk assessments, Control risks
  • Deal with hazardous and non-hazardous waste
  • Maintain workplace security
  • Provide employer with medical information
  • Review performance and progress regularly with boss, college liaison officers and course tutor
  • Communicate well with colleagues and boss
  • Seek assistance with work appropriately
  • Site clearance: removing remains of previous crop (topping rape stubble, clearing bales etc.)
  • Any cultivations: Ploughing, cultivating, discing, rolling etc.
  • Crop walk (check weeds/pests/diseases, growth)
  • Apply nutrients: Muck/slurry/fertiliser spreading.
  • Record work done.
  • Maintain spreaders
  • Pre-start checks on tractor
  • Operate and manoeuvre in safe and efficient manner
  • Use drawbar and 3-point-linkage attachments, pto and hydraulics should be used
  • Operate tractors on different ground conditions /terrain/weather where possible
  • Keep record of tractor hours/timesheet
  • Identify suitable housing/environment
  • Handle and inspect livestock
  • Maintain equipment, dispose of waste
  • Seek guidance where necessary
  • Provide correct feed and water in right quantities
  • Check quality of feed and water
  • Check livestock feeding and drinking normally
  • Keep feed records
  • Use and maintain equipment correctly

Future Prospects

  • For the right candidate who proves to be flexible on hours, with a passion for agriculture along with the care and wellbeing of livestock central to all they do, the long term prospects for a full time position with further training and development, are excellent

Reality Check

  • Consideration should be given to the physical nature of this role
  • You will be on your feet for most of the day
  • At times as it is outdoor work you will be cold, wet or hot
  • https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

Other Information

Shortlisting and Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Skills Required

  • The ideal candidate will have a passion for agricultural work
  • You will be keen to learn from a very knowledgeable small team of co workers
  • You will be flexible on hours depending on season and business requirements

Qualities Required

  • Ideally you will have a driving licence or at least the intention of achieving as soon as possible, as tractors will need to be driven on the public highway
  • In relation to this you should be aware of the remote location and how you will get to and from work each day

Qualifications Required

  • Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability
  • Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs, or equivalents, including English and maths at grades A-E or 9- 2
  • Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment

Training Provided

  • Qualification: Level 2 NVQ Agriculture (Arable)
  • College Attendance: 1 block week at the Easton Campus during term-time
  • Training for all job specific tasks will be given
  • In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
  • There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests

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