Cutting it in the meat industry

Cutting it in the meat industry

Kilnford Farm Shop is celebrating Scottish Apprenticeship Week 2014 (19th to 23rd May) by registering another trainee on a Modern Apprenticeship in Meat and Poultry Processing.


Apprentice Daniel Earl.

Daniel Earl, 17 of Dumfries is one of 900 food and drink employees hoping to complete a Modern Apprenticeship in Scotland each year. His apprenticeship, delivered by Perth-based Scottish Meat Training covers all aspects of the job, from meat preparation and packaging to stock control and customer liaison.

In the seven months that Daniel had been at the butchers he has learned how to make sausages and burgers, break down lambs and bone out shoulders. He said he loves it:-

“I get good experience here, sometimes I am through the back, sometimes on the counter and other times on the three for £10. It is all good fun. It’s really nice being able to go out of your way to get a customer something that they are looking for.”

Douglas Scott, Chief Executive of Scottish Meat Training said “Modern Apprenticeships allow people to enter our industry and gain both skills and qualifications, alongside invaluable on-the-job experience while picking up a wage.”

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