Surrey docks Farm, Traineeship, Livestock

Surrey Docks Farm is a working city farm that rears a range of livestock to demonstrate where our food comes from and to promote the importance of animal welfare. Livestock include goats, sheep, cows, pigs, donkeys, poultry and small animals. The Farm is community focused and led. We engage hundreds of volunteers, deliver a training programme for adult students with learning disabilities, a youth programme for 8-18 year olds and offer many partnership projects to welcome the whole community. The Farm is a free resource for local people to visit seven days a week (NB. access for visitors is restricted to part of the site at present).

A KEITS Traineeship is an education and training programme with work experience for up to of 10 weeks. It focuses on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships help unlock great potential and give work preparation training.

This Traineeship opportunity is UNPAID Work Experience as part of an entry to work course for those aged from 16 up to 24 years old who are unemployed and not in education.

You will complete work experience 2 days a week and complete ½ a day remote learning.

You will be working towards an Entry 3/Level 1 Qualification - Developing Skills in the Land based Industry.

  • Gaining practical hands on skills in animal care, including: feeding, mucking out, sweeping yards, poo-picking fields, exercising and handling animals, care of young animals. Potential to observe births (piglets due June/July)
  • Gaining customer service skills: talking to members of public visiting the site and assisting with animal handling sessions for visitors

This Traineeship work experience is part of an education and training programme that is focused on giving young people the skills and experience that employers are looking for. At its core is the Work Preparation training, English and maths for those who need it, and a high quality work experience placement.

Traineeships help unlock your great potential and give you the work preparation training, maths, English, Digital Skills and work experience needed to get an Apprenticeship or other job.

This Traineeship opportunity is unwaged, As a small charity we’re not able to offer travel/meal expenses. But trainees would get free refreshments and entitled to discount in the pop-up café on site.

Are you eligible?

  1. Are you currently not in a job and have little work experience?
  2. Are you aged 16-24 and qualified below Level 4?
  3. Think you could be ready for employment or an apprenticeship within 6 months, or less?
  4. Motivated to work hard and learn?

Training to be provided

This Traineeship opportunity includes work preparation training, Functional Skills maths and English support for those who require it and a high quality work experience placement.

You will complete work experience 2 days a week and complete ½ a day remote learning.

You will be training towards an Entry 3/Level 1 Qualification - Developing Skills in the Land based Industry which will include the following units:

  • Health and Safety in an Animal Care Workplace
  • Working in Animal Care
  • Caring for Animals: Feeding and Grooming
  • Cleaning & Maintaining Animal Accommodation
  • Applying for a job
  • Conduct at work
  • Making the most of work placement
  • Listen and Respond
  • Making Calculations

Future prospects

On successful completion of the programme you will receive a certificate of completion and an employer reference as a minimum, to support future job applications

There may be opportunities to progress into an apprenticeship or employment with training or further education

If paid positions are available you will have the opportunity to apply for these positions

 

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Location

London

Working week

2 days with employer, from Wednesday-Thursday from 9am-5pm. 0.5 remote working with KEITS

Apprenticeship duration

10 weeks

Possible start date

7 June 2021

Date posted

24 May 2021

Apprenticeship level

Traineeship

Reference number

VAC001713281

Positions

4

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