Butchers

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

Wages

New workers
AVERAGE
Experienced
£11,005
£24,934
£36,375

New workers start around £11,005. Normal pay is £24,934 per year.
Highly experienced workers can earn up to £36,375.

Available jobs

In the past year there were 37,761 vacancies for this type of job

4.74%

Projected job growth over the next 8 years

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

  • Meat Products

  • Knife Skills

  • Meat Cutting

  • Mincing

  • Management Styles

  • Product Knowledge

  • Dicing

  • Restaurant Operation

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

  • Sales

  • Communication

  • Detail Oriented

  • Leadership

  • Cleanliness

  • Teamwork

  • People Management

  • Packaging And Labeling

  • English Language

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.