Oakdean Grange (George Edward Hubb) - Apprenticeship in Stockperson (Agriculture) Level 2 – Standard (Ref: VAC001588044)

Salary: £3.90 per hourClosing Date: 29 Oct 2019Hours:  5 days a week (including Saturday)  30 hours per week

Business:   _Oakdene Grange          

Oakdene Grange Farm in Longframlington, Morpeth is home to a purpose-built cutting shop, where his latest venture – the ‘box of lamb’ – is butchered. Rather than selling the lamb through farmers’ markets or shops, customers buy it straight from the farm gate. Oakdene Grange Farm is a 400-acre full-time mixed farm, which produces suckler cows, lamb and arable


Oakdene Grange Farm is a 400 -acre full-time mixed farm with a suckler heard and ewe flock with small arable acres.

Training to be provided: Stockperson Level 2 Standard, Functional skills if required. Work place assessments and College attendance.

Vacancy full description:


  • General farm work
  • Checking stock
  • Ewe and Ram husbandry
  • Tagging,
  • Assist in shearing and fleece wrapping
  • Lambing; rearing and hand feeding as necessary
  • Castration and ringing lambs,
  • feeding ewes and lambs and bedding when housed
  • Cow, heifer and steer husbandry
  • Tagging,
  • Recognising and treating cattle illnesses
  • Assist in clipping for sale
  • Feeding; bedding
  • Calving; rearing and hand feeding as necessary
  • Arable work

Skills required:

  • Must enjoy working with animals
  • Good timekeeping skills
  • Reliable
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to undertake heavy physical work and work in all weathers
  • Able to work under pressure and on own initiative
  • Have previous experience working on a farm but be advantageous but not essential

Good attention to detail

Personal qualities:


  • Professional approach
  • Communication
  • Flexibility
  • Must have the ability to adapt to changes in working practices.
  • Initiative Good organisational and time management skills
  • Trustworthy
  • Team Player

Qualifications required: GCSE Grade A-C in Maths and English (or equivalent). Functional skills will be undertaken at College by applicants without this qualification.

Future prospects:

Career or training progression within the company

Reality check:


  • Working in all weathers.
  • Because of the location of the farm it would be advantageous if you were able to drive and have your own transport.
  • You will also be required to attend our Kirkley Hall Campus in Ponteland one day a week.
  • Longer working hours will be required at busier times of year i.e. Lambing/Silage/Harvest time.
  • A DBS will be required.
  • You will be required to do an initial assessment and diagnostic in Maths, English and ICT before you start your apprenticeship.



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