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Danish Crown Pork St Austell



Trainee Butcher 



We have new opportunities for Butchery Trainees working as part of a dedicated training line.

This line will provide training and support, to give you all the skills, knowledge and behaviours needed for your rewarding career in butchery. 


The site supplies to customers in the UK and demand has risen due to recent events as we attempt to feed the nation at this difficult time.  

We have put in addtional measures to our already high hygiene standards and increased social distance measure on site for the protection of everyone.


Starting rate of pay £8.83 per hour basic plus 0.25 per hour operations allowance Pay Progression to £11.86 per hour  (inc bonus)


Main Duties and Responsibilities for a Trainee Butcher include;


  • Working as a Trainee Butcher on a training line or pace line: trimming, making cuts and deboning pork products to required specifications.
  • Learning all the necessary knife skills as a Trainee Butcher to produce quality cuts which maximise profitability from and reduce waste.
  • Comply with the food and hygiene requirements at all times.
  • Operate within the Company health and safety standards and ensure that workstations are kept clean and tidy at all times.


What We Are Looking For;


  • A natural drive to deliver results in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work at a consistently high pace dictated by line speed.
  • Dexterous with good hand-eye coordination.
  • Able to follow instructions and procedures accurately and consistently at all times.
  • Individuals with attendance levels inline with company standards.
  • Work well in a team and surrounding teams.
  • Commitment to personal development.


Other Details;


  • Starting rate of pay for Trainee Butchers £8.83 per hour and £0.25 per hour Operational Allowance. 
  • AM Shift 06:00-15:00 Monday to Thursday, Friday 06:00-14:30
  • PM Shift 15:00-24:00 Monday to Thursday, Friday 14:30-23:00
  • Shift Premium of £0.40 per hour working the 15:00-24:00 shift after 12 weeks. 
  • Progression will be on your commitment to improving your skills and pace, it is expected L1 will be reached in approx. 12 weeks, earnings for L1 are £8.83 per hour and On Target Bonus of £0.67 per hour, total £9.50
  • Additional development and training will be provided with the aim for all trainees to reach L3 within a reasonable timescale.



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