Apprentice Butcher

  • Company: RP Meats Wholesale Ltd
  • Location: Brighton, BN1 7GW
  • Salary: £148 per week
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Vacancy description

Your tasks and responsibilities will be to learn from and assist the head butcher in:

  • Meat preparation for the retail and catering butcher trade
  • The opportunity will afford you a broad knowledge of the industry sector in how produce is sourced, processed, prepared and sold
  • You will be exposed to all facets of meat preparation including the butchery of whole bodies (Beef, Pork, Lamb, Game and Poultry)
  • Learn skills in efficiency and waste management

Working week

    • Monday to Friday 4.00 am - 12.00 Mid day.

  • Total hours per week: 35.00

Desired skills

  • Any Butchery knowledge or experience would be preferred but not essential
  • The ability to work with the team members and customers is an absolute must
  • Basic computer literacy will also be very beneficial

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for a keen learner
  • The candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Flexible
  • Prepared to work alone but happy to be part of a team
  • The candidate will identify with and relish the opportunity that is presented to them

Training provider

Training to be provided

Training will be given in all aspects of wholesale primary cuts. Our customer base is predominantly the high street and catering butcher so preparation reflects this. However there will be the possibility of further training with more retail aspect. Additionally, should the right candidate have the appropriate aptitude and appetite, sales and marketing training will also be given.

  • The candidate will be expected to attend college on day release
  • Level 2 qualification in Butchery
  • Functional Skills if required

About the employer


RP Meats Wholesale Ltd

Disability Confident

Employer is not registered as Disability Confident


RP Meats has been established for nearly forty years in the wholesale butchery sector. We market and distribute our products throughout East and West Sussex, Hampshire, Kent and Surrey.


Units 5-8

Brighton Meat Market, Upper Hollingdean Road



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