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, West Sussex     Start Date: 01 Jan 1970 - Full Time     £21,000 - £23,000 (DOE)

Job Description


Roadhogs Recruitment has teamed up with a leading pig production company – AFFG, to create an on-the-job training scheme for entry-level pig stockpeople of all ages looking to enter the Pig Industry.

Roadhogs and AFFG aim to provide on-the-job training for those looking to enter the pig industry.

Over the course of a year, chosen candidates will cover most types of pig production. The aim is for entry-level pig stockperson to gain valuable pig experience to take forward into careers with future pig farms.

A skills matrix has been developed for each section of the unit. The line manager will sign it off to show skills gained in each section. AFFG will do this in conjunction with Pig Pro, the training and development web-based tool designed by AHDB for the pig industry. It is an easy-to-use and valued method of recording training, with records being kept in one consistent format across the industry.

Intake of stock
Set up accommodation - pens, huts, paddocks
Farm isolation procedures
Integration/acclimatisation/vaccination procedures
Basic stock tasks
Arrange and carry out weighing and handling pigs
Decide if and when to remove pigs from the group
Feed according to instructions
Maintain necessary records
Maintain suitable environment for litter/sows
Make suitable adjustments to the environment
Prepare loading area and move pigs safely
Prepare pigs for dispatch
Identify normal/abnormal conditions of the stock
Adjust feeding/treatment according to needs
Handle pigs, including weighing if practised
Decide if and when to remove pigs from the group
Alongside the placements, AFFG would provide the following external training:

• Veterinary Medicines

• Euthanasia Training / sign off

• Moving and Handling certificate

• Telehandler (with time clause)

The course would take place over a year, But it does depend on the candidate.

Sussex site offers outdoor breeding, outdoor rearing, straw-based indoor finishing.

Chosen candidates will be offered an agreed rate for the first 40 hours per week and an additional rate for hours over 40 hours per week.

£21,000 - £23,000 (DOE) Paid fortnightly

28 days holiday (Pro-rata)
Workplace pension after qualifying period
The pig sites are based in West Sussex. If you are not local, accommodation can be arranged.

After successfully completing the scheme, if AFFG has suitable positions, employment may be offered. If no appointments are available, Roadhogs Recruitment will work with you to find the next job.

How to Apply


Download full description here - https://www.roadhogsrecruit.co.uk/roadhogs-on-the-job-training-scheme/

To discuss the training scheme and to find out more, please email liz.barker@roadhogsrecruit.co.uk or call 07912864646.

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