Poultry technician

Poultry technician

“Raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of life”

As a poultry technician, you’ll be responsible for the management and control of a complex farming site or operational agriculture (hatchery) unit, including responsibility for the performance and results of your site, raising animals with optimal welfare and consideration for their needs throughout the different stages of life, compliance at all times with hygiene, safety and bird welfare legislation—and customer standards which go beyond legislative compliance, maintenance of the facility, management of the personnel of the site and all other visitors to site. The nature of the process and the need for optimum growth in an exacting time window will require you to develop specific expertise and skills in poultry husbandry relevant to your stage in the supply chain—egg production, rearing, breeding, hatching or growing.

Duration: 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Food technology

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications

Achievement upon completion: Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £18,000 per annum

More information: www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/poultry-technician

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies