Butchery Apprenticeships

University College Birmingham

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  • Apprenticeships
  • Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • Hospitality and Catering
  • Food and Drink Manufacturing
  • Birmingham remove


Butchers prepare and sell meat and meat products to customers including members of the public, caterers, restaurants and retail outlets. Butchers often make fresh and cooked meat products, like sausages and pies. 

Typical tasks include sourcing and buying meat; taking delivery and/or collecting stock; storing meat; cleaning preparation areas; preparing game (including plucking, skinning, and boning); preparing and weighing meat (including cutting, boning, slicing, and trimming); using machinery to prepare meat; and advising and serving customers.

Entry requirements

You will need to be 16 and over and in full-time employment. You will already be working in a suitable role, or we can help you find one. If you are new to the industry or have limited experience you will need to start at Level 2.

For Level 2 you will normally require a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) or above. For direct entry to Level 3, you will need a relevant Level 2 qualification and ideally English and maths at grade 4 (grade C) or above. However, all applicants will be considered on an individual basis.

You will also be required to attend a college interview.

If you have experience of working in the industry we would be delighted to hear from you.

If you do not have a grade 4 (grade C) or above in English and maths you will need to undertake an assessment so we can ensure you receive the best support for that subject.

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