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Butchers

Butchers direct and undertake the slaughter of animals and prepare carcasses for storage, processing and sale.

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£ 12,114
£ 21,450
£ 32,410

Available jobs

In the past year there were 36,128 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Prepares meat for curing or other processing; cleans tools and work surfaces.

  • Cuts carcass parts into chops, joints, steaks, etc. for sale.

  • Removes bones, gristle, surplus fat, rind and other waste material.

  • Cuts or saws carcasses into manageable portions.

  • Slaughters animal and removes skin, hide, hairs, internal organs, etc..

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Butchering

  • Food Safety And Sanitation

  • Knife Skills

  • Management Styles

  • Poultry

  • Product Knowledge

  • Meat Cutting

  • Stock Control

  • Machinery

  • Meat Products

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Customer Service

  • Communications

  • Sales

  • Leadership

  • People Management

  • Detail Oriented

  • Mathematics

  • Enthusiasm

  • Management

  • Willingness To Learn

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.