Location: Gainsborough, Lincolnshire
Salary: Up to £8.72 per hour + Overtime after 39 hours
Posted: 8 months ago
Contract Type: Temporary or Contract
Industry: Agricultural
Contact Name: Ellie Uttley

Trainee Pig Stockman - Waddingham

Job Description

Our client based in Waddingham is currently seeking a Trainee Pig Stockman to join their team of 6 people as soon as possible, to work on their large pig breeding farm to work full time on a temporary to permanent arrangement.

The hours of work are roughly 45 hours per week, usually working 6:30am - 3:30pm Monday to Friday. In addition, staff are required to work alternate weekend mornings only from 6:30am - 11:30am. An overtime rate is available after 39 hours worked.

This position would ideally suit an individual with an interest in animal care who is looking for on going career development and willing to achieve industry accredited qualifications.

As this is a trainee role, the pay rate will be based on national minimum wage for the first 3 months. Pay rises will be linked to successful achievement of the qualifications.

The role involves the care of pigs of various ages including feeding, cleaning out and handling and moving duties. Additional duties from an early stage require the trainee to use initiative and take responsibility. These include:-

  • Part of a team responsible for minor veterinary tasks such as vaccinations
  • Check and recording of feed levels, water and environmental temperatures
  • Observation of livestock to assist the other team members in achieving high standards of health and welfare of the animals

No previous experience of pigs is necessary but a qualification in animal care would be seen as an advantage. You would also join the company in house training scheme which includes a mixture of on the farm skills training and off site classroom training.

Own transport is essential in order to reach the location of the remote site.

Please apply with a CV in the first instance or call Barker Ross Lincoln today on 01522 551910 for more information!


This vacancy is based in the United Kingdom. Barker Ross Staffing Solutions only operates in the UK and can only process applications from candidates who are currently a resident and eligible to work in the UK.

Whilst we endeavour to contact you following your response due to the high volume of applications this cannot always be possible. If you have not had notification within 7 days unfortunately your application has not been successful.

This vacancy is being advertised on behalf of Barker Ross Group who is acting as a recruitment agency.

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