Farm Apprentice

  • Farm
  • York

Farm Apprentice

Job advert

Vacancy Summary


Working week

37 hours per week. Mon-Fri with occasional weekends

Total hours per week: 37.00


Expected Apprenticeship Duration

24 months


Possible Start Date



Apprenticeship Level

Advanced Level Apprenticeship


Vacancy Description

To work alongside the current team aiding with the day to day running of the farm and farm tasks.

The main duties would include:

  • Co-operate with teaching and support staff when they are involved on the farm
  • Maintain all units and surrounding area in a clean, neat and tidy condition
  • Carry out the normal work associated with the feeding, milking, bedding and cleaning of the dairy units, all sheep husbandry tasks and general farm work
  • Carry out the normal work associated with the raising of young stock
  • Carry out the normal work associated with grassland management in relation to the dairy herd and sheep flock
  • Carry out day to day maintenance of machinery and equipment allocated to the dairy, sheep and arable unit
  • Assist in the maintenance of all records associated with all units in consultation with the Farm Secretary
  • Assist in seasonal work on the farm as required, eg. tractor driving on the arable unit, work on the sheep unit, and work on the beef unit

This apprenticeship programme will have a duration of 24 months.


In addition to the particular requirements and characteristics of individual roles, all people employed by Askham Bryan College are expected to actively support the achievement of the College's goals and, at all times, both internally and externally, to behave in a manner consistent with the College's mission and values.


This means:

  • Performing your role and delivering your service in a way that helps the College achieve its strategic objectives and annual development and improvement plans - taking account of available resources and national developments
  • Promoting the image of the College as one that is committed to the highest standards of delivery and service
  • Sharing the College's commitment to safeguarding and prioritising the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and demonstrating it in your day to day work.
  • Sharing and prioritising the effective implementation of the College's Equality and Diversity Policy
  • Promoting and implementing best practice in Health and Safety

Desired skills

  • Good standard of literacy and numeracy
  • Ability to demonstrate good communication skills
  • The ability to work independently at times without continuous close supervision
  • Well organised with attention to health and safety in all aspects of work
  • Good interpersonable skills
  • Enthusiasm
  • Ability to finish tasks to a high standard

Personal qualities

  • Initiative: Demonstrating the ability to use initiative - whether that means deciding on necessary action and following it through - or suggesting ways to work in a better way
  • Flexibility: Be able to work flexible hours including some evenings and occasional weekends
  • Influencing Skills: The ability to persuade others
  • Interpersonal Skills: The ability to communicate and interact with other people in a way that promotes co-operative relationships
  • Teamwork: The willingness and ability to collaborate and work closely with colleagues in a mutually supportive manner

Desired qualifications

  • Recognised Agricultural/Land Based Qualification at Level 2 or above
  • GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and Maths 
  • Fork Lift Truck Certificate (desirable)
  • Certificate in the Safe Use of Veterinary Medicines (desirable)
  • Full Driving Licence

Training to be provided

You will be expected to develop the skills and an understanding of the subject over two years by attending day release classroom studies

L3 Advanced Apprenticeship - Crop Technician Standard  (plus functional skills as required)

Training provider



Closing date: 27th January 2019

Interview date: W/C 4th February 2019