Vacancy: Modern Apprentice in Agriculture (Livestock)

JOB TITLE: Modern Apprentice in Agriculture (Livestock)


HOURS OF WORK : Mon - Thur 8am - 4pm Fri 8am-3.30pm
SALARY/WAGE: £11,524.76 / £5.99 p/h
CLOSING DATE: 05/06/2023

Glasgow City Council - NRS

Modern Apprenticeship

Job Description

A three year apprenticeship where you will work outdoors within Glasgow’s Pollok Country Park to look after the health and well being of the Service’s fold of Highland Cattle including calving, field maintanence, preparing and showing cattle all over the country. A key part of the role will be interacting with members of the public on a day to day basis, talking to park users or assisting with educational talks/tours. Completion of work place assignments, Use of Computers.
This is an on-farm work-based programme which develops your agriculture skills and knowledge. A range of topics will be covered during the course including health and safety, management of soils and crops, monitoring and maintaining the health and welfare of livestock and estate maintenance. Additional specialised units could be on offered in Year 3.
You will be required to attend SRUC for block release for one or two weeks during your apprenticeship.

Key Responsibilities

Promote the health and well being of the highland cattle including feeding, mucking out, washing, assisting with health checks. Preparing cattle to be taken to shows and presenting cattle at shows. Assisting with educational visits to Pollok Country Park. Field maintanence including installing and repairing fences. Using tractors with machinery and driving vans.

Key Skills

Driving – applicant should have their driving licence, or willing to achieve during their apprenticeship.
Confident around animals.
IT skills – to complete your college work and assist in completing paperwork relating to the fold.

Apprenticeship Framework Level

SCQF level 5

Apprenticeship Framework Title


Training Provider

Glasgow City Council NRS & SRUC

Company profile

Glasgow City Council is one of Scotland’s largest employers. Neighbourhoods, Regeneration and Sustainability (NRS), as part of the council, deliver essential frontline services, which are designed to help achieve our aim of creating a cleaner, safer, better Glasgow.
Pollok Country Park is the largest of Glasgow’s parks and home to Glasgow City Council world famous fold of highland cattle. Please follow this link for more information on the highland cattle.

Education, Qualifications and Training

National 5 preferred.

Experience & Knowledge

Work experience in parks or outdoor environment preferred.
A keen interest in animals is essential.

Any Additional Requirements

Work experience first hand working in Pollok Country Park and attending NRS Training at Daldowie Training Centre and SRUC.

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