Real Life – Butchery Careers
Real Life

Being a butcher is more than just a job, it’s an innovative and evolving craft and an apprenticeship allows you to gain a qualification and earn a real wage.

“After leaving school I was unsure what path I wanted to take when I was offered the opportunity to become an apprentice butcher. As I enjoy working with people, I decided that this is what I wanted to do, and I have never looked back. My confidence has greatly improved because of my apprenticeship and by being part of a team where my co-workers make me feel valued”
Nicky Presland, Hugh Black & Sons, Coatbridge.

Real Life

Being a butcher is more than just a job, it’s an innovative and evolving craft and an apprenticeship allows you to gain a qualification and earn a real wage.

“After leaving school I was unsure what path I wanted to take when I was offered the opportunity to become an apprentice butcher. As I enjoy working with people, I decided that this is what I wanted to do, and I have never looked back. My confidence has greatly improved because of my apprenticeship and by being part of a team where my co-workers make me feel valued”
Nicky Presland, Hugh Black & Sons, Coatbridge.

Got what it takes? 

No matter what butchery sector you decide to choose, you’ll gain skills for life and more than you think, a butcher needs to have a handle on more than just a knife. Selection of products and product development are vital across the sector. Retail butchers will also learn about the supply chain, recipe development, pricing, profitability, and customer service.

To find out more and see what a day in the life is like a butcher, take a look at our series of videos highlighting the variety of products made and skill needed:

Real Life

BENEFITS OF A BUTCHERY CAREER

Real World Experience

Real World Experience

From day one you’ll gain experience and skills all on the job.

Earn & Learn

Earn & Learn

No student loans and a regular paycheck all while learning a unique craft.

Future Proofed Skills

Future Proofed Skills

Skilled butchers are always in demand, and you’ll be one of them, the world’s your oyster!

FIND A BUTCHERY APPRENTICE THAT SUITS YOU

Processing & Catering Butchery

You’ll play a vital role in the meat supply chain, working at a fast pace, it’s a real hands-on environment where accuracy is a must! A real part of the team enjoying the fast pace with accuracy and precision. Job satisfaction at the end of each shift that’ll work around your family life.

Retail Butchery

In a sector that is thriving and with High street butchers busier than ever before, No two days will be same, You’ll work on a variety of products, a focus on customer service and innovation are key!