Cheglinch Farm are offering a fantastic opportunity to join this family run business as an apprentice. You can apply from anywhere in the world so long you have work permit.

  • Apprenticeship summary
  • ·         Weekly wage
  • £148.00
  • Wages explained
  • ·         Working week

Up to 40 hours per week, Mon-Fri + every other weekend. Hours can vary dependent on needs & time of year. Work patterns will be discussed at interview. Starting wage is £3 .70 per hour, but this may increase after a couple of months.

  • Total hours per week: 40.00
  • ·         Expected duration
  • 18 months
  • ·         Possible start date
  • 21 Jan 2019
  • ·         Date posted
  • 20 Nov 2018
  • ·         Distance
  • 175.1 miles
  • ·         Apprenticeship level
  • Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
  • ·         Reference number
  • VAC001477388
  • ·         Positions
  • 1 available

Cheglinch Farm are seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated candidate to join their family run farm as an apprentice.

The successful candidate will carry out general farm duties, working alongside Simon and Tim and the other staff at the farm.  They will also attend Duchy College in Callington one day a week to work towards the knowledge based elements of the apprenticeship.  Duties on the farm will include:

  • Scraping the yard
  • Preparing cubicles
  • Feeding calves
  • Pressure wash and clean the dairy parlours
  • Bedding
  • Supporting with milking
  • Fencing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Enthusiasm for the dairy industry is essential. The cows and yard duties are the priority within all that the apprentice will do.

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative
  • Problem Solver
  • Proactive
  • Punctual
  • Have physical strength
  • Can work well as part of a team
  • Organised
  • Have a sense of humour

Desired qualifications

  • 3 x D/3 or above include English and maths
  • Future prospects
  • There are future career prospects and progression opportunities for the right person.
  • Things to consider
  • You must ensure you have suitable travel arrangements in place to get to and from work and to attend college.
  • This role will involved early morning starts
  • In a Rural Location

About the employer

Cheglinch Farm has 650 milking cows, 550 followers and 120 bull beef herd.  The Farm is spread over 1000 acres, making their own sileage.  The Verney family have been running Cheglinch Farm for 8 generations and the farm is based in a rural location near Ilfracombe.

Training provider

  • Stockperson Standard
  • Functional skills if required

This apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of Work Based Assessment and attendance at Duchy College.  The prgramme will culminate in an End Point Assessment, where the knowledge and skills gained on the apprenticeship will be formally tested.  You will work towards a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Agriculture.

Apprenticeship standard

Stockperson (beef, pigs, sheep, dairy)

Training provider


  • Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Cornwall College Business


  • Dave Green 0330 123 4785

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