Butcher

Butcher

“A butcher works in a butcher’s, butchery department or meat processing plant”

A successful butcher must demonstrate dexterous knife skills together with craft to be able to produce the most cuts to make every carcass profitable. Whether you’re working for a processing business, or for one of their customers, such as a supermarket, you’ll come to find that butchery is a highly skilled profession steeped in tradition. You’ll learn about a range of meat species and the various techniques needed to process produce products. You’ll learn to cut, prepare, package and present meat products to the standards required of the business and specialist needs of commercial enterprises and consumers. You’ll develop a range of skills and knowledge that can lead to a rewarding career in the butchery profession, not only in the UK but around the world. If you’re an entrepreneur, you may also set up on your own once you’re sufficiently qualified.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Food technology and business studies

Entry requirements: Depend on 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

Find out more: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk