From retail chains to local markets, Butcher jobs in the UK appear within any business that sells or produces meat products. Butchery careers are popular within the Catering industry and recruitment agencies can support candidates and employers by placing quality meat cutters into the right vacancies.
Whether it's a trainee, assistant or qualified Butcher vacancy, recruitment agencies will work to find the ideal staff for their clients. Openings most commonly appear within supermarkets and in-house butchery departments, however staffing consultancies will also look to recruit employees for independent businesses. Additionally, wholesale and abattoir firms may decide to contact a specialist service to recruit candidates with Butcher experience.
Simply, Butchers prepare and sell meat and poultry. While some will only be responsible for selling products, others will produce products such as burgers and sausages. Amongst other duties, a Butcher will control stock, prepare meat and serve customers. Industry professionals may also provide Halal or Kosher food.
Training will be given on-the-job and will likely involve the attainment of a Food Safety certificate. Apprenticeships are available as a route into the profession and job seekers may be encouraged to pursue a certificate for Proficiency in Meat and Poultry Industry Skills. Salaries tend to be around £16,000 per annum, although this can rise to £30,000 for senior or management roles.