The agricultural industry, part of the food industry, includes a wide range of goods careers.
As a General Farm Worker you will support the operation of farm enterprises through maintaining a culture of health and safety, biosecurity, engaging with third parties, maintaining crop health, animal handling and health, maintenance and cleanliness of machinery.
The General Farm Worker will typically be required to drive farm vehicles and must hold the appropriate license. The individual will work alongside the supervisor, supporting daily operations for the farm enterprises including identifying and maintaining animal or plant health and performance, conducting routine tasks and assisting with general record keeping practices. The individual will manage the storage of forage and crop, minimising waste and disposing of necessary waste appropriately. Animal welfare and risk awareness and prevention are integral to this occupation.
A General Farm Worker is likely to specialise in Livestock or Crop. This Apprenticeship Standard takes a core and options approach. All apprentices will complete the core and must select the one most appropriate option to their role: Livestock Worker or Crop Worker.
Units of study/ What is involved
Level 3 Livestock Unit Technician Apprenticeship
|Course Title||Level 2 General Farm Worker Apprenticeship (Agriculture)|
|Attendance Requirements||You will be expected to spend one day a week completing knowledge, skills and gathering evidence for your e-portfolio. You will be expected to attend college at least every other week, depending on the group size.|
I love the farm duties and working with the animals. It's brilliant here. I've made lots of friends, gained in confidence and now have knowledge of all areas of farming.
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