Swaffham Closing Date: 2021-03-15 Ref: PILFD582638
Near Swaffham, Norfolk
BQP is the largest pig producer in the UK working with over 350 partnership farmers to supply high welfare, quality pork products to premium markets. Part of the Pilgrim’s group, we are a totally integrated business and are proud of our ‘farm to fork’ approach. The Agricultural team based at Stradbroke in Suffolk is made up of our team of vets, fields staff, technical and support staff working together to ensure that our supply chain from beginning to end operates within the highest standards of welfare, quality and efficiency.
We currently have an exciting opportunity for someone who is practically minded, has a keen interest in livestock and their welfare and enjoys being outdoors in an agricultural environment. In addition, our apprenticeship programme will provide the opportunity to gain valuable hands-on experience combined with gaining a level 2 Apprenticeship in animal husbandry, creating the first step towards a long- term career in pig production management.
Working as part of a small team, you will be involved in the day to day running of our flagship pig breeding unit which plays a key part in our breeding programme. You will get involved in carrying out general tasks relating to pig husbandry including feeding, bedding up and general care, ensuring the highest standards of animal welfare are maintained.
We are looking for someone who has a keen interest in agriculture/animal production, enjoys working outdoors, has a willingness to learn and works well with others. You must also take ownership and be committed to the apprenticeship programme. We will support you to gain your Functional skills in Maths and English Level 1 if you require them, for us it’s much more about your attitude, commitment and enthusiasm.
We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits and the opportunity to work with a highly skilled and experienced team who are at the forefront of pig production in the UK. If you are passionate about the highest standards of pig welfare and want to be part of a leading agricultural business this role may be for you.