Apprenticeship job vacancies with premium meat producer

28th April 2016 4:35pm - Return to press releases

Pontefract-based meat producer Dovecote Park has joined forces with East Riding College to offer butchery apprenticeships to young people in the region.
Following on from the first intake to its very popular apprenticeship programme, the expanding business is looking to recruit a fresh batch of male and female employees who are guaranteed a permanent position on successful completion of the 18-month programme.
The company is looking for butchery apprentices to join its 700-strong workforce in processing premium products for supermarket chain Waitrose.

Penny Marlow, human resources manager for Dovecote, said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to join this hugely successful, privately owned business and develop a career as a butcher.  
“As well as earning a wage during the apprenticeship, successful applicants will receive ongoing training and development to support their career progression, as well as a full-time role on achievement of the programme.
“This means we will have taken on 12 apprenticeships in the past year which is a sign of Dovecote Park’s growth and excellent news for the local economy.”

Luci Scott, business development manager from East Riding College, said: “We are delighted to be working once again with Dovecote Park following the successful recruitment of the first intake of apprentices in 2015.”

The apprenticeship is based at the company’s premises in Stapleton, near Pontefract, and will involve learning knife skills to fully butcher hind quarters, fore quarters and flanks of beef carcasses whilst maintaining food hygiene, legality and company standards. 
They will enrol on an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Food and Drink (Meat and Poultry Pathway), with one day a week of training with the College on-site, to include English and mathematics if required.
Dovecote Park supplies the very finest British beef, veal and venison to Waitrose supermarkets nationwide and prides itself on maintaining the highest standards of animal welfare and husbandry. 

For more information or to apply visit the National Apprenticeship Service website or www.eastridingcollege.ac.uk/apps. Alternatively, call 01482 390888.

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For more information, call Matthew Croshaw, marketing and communications manager, on 01482 390720 or email matthew.croshaw@eastridingcollege.ac.uk