Butchery apprentices sought at farm shop

Keelham Farm Shop owners James and Victoria Robertshaw.
Keelham Farm Shop owners James and Victoria Robertshaw.
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An award-winning farm shop in Bradford is offering young people the chance to launch “overlooked” careers in butchery.

Keelham Farm Shop in Thornton are looking for a new cohort of apprentices to join its team.

Susan Thomas, people manager for the business, said: “Butchery at Keelham is far more than just slicing and dicing and we are looking for young apprentices who have a real passion for food. 
“We will reward them with a supportive environment where they can experience personal growth, for example we’ve had one of our apprentices represent England at the International Young Butcher Competition in Holland.

“In addition, they’ll get a fulfilling career which allows them to interact with customers face-to-face, and a higher rate of pay than the national apprentice wage, as well as a range of Keelham team benefits.”

The venture won ‘Butcher’s Shop of the Year’ at the 2012 Farm shop of the Year awards. Its apprentice butchers will work towards achieving NVQ Level 2, with one day a week spent in education at Leeds City College. The first successful applicants will begin this autumn.

For details, email Susan Thomas at susan.thomas@keelhamfarmshop.co.uk