Trainee Butcher / Trainee Slaughterman

Contract Type:
Full-Time, Permanent

Working Hours:
Monday to Friday shift pattern, 6:00am to finish.

Hourly rate starting at £9.60 per hour, plus a 50p skill top up

St Merryn – Merthyr Tydfil


Closing date for applications:

For further information or to apply please contact:
Aneta Bester
07468 519195

Ref: FSC-JNB-145

Job Description

Whether you are looking for your first job?

Then look no further and join our Beef Boning / Slaughter Department at KEPAK Merthyr, where when fully qualified, you could be earning in excess of £35,000 a year.

Kepak is one of the biggest meat producers in Europe with 15 manufacturing plants across Ireland and the UK. Meat craft, trusted quality and excellent service are the pillars of our proud heritage.  At Kepak our people are our pride, and believe that living the values day in day out, underpins our culture.

The above positions work a Monday to Friday shift pattern, 6:00am to finish.

Holidays are 28 days (Inclusive of bank/public holidays), increasing to 31 days after passing probation.

Our Merthyr team are currently seeking motivated and enthusiastic individuals, who are keen to learn a new career as a:

Butcher / Slaughterman

 ·    Initially you will take part on a 12 week training programme and be reporting to the departmental trainer. During this period you will be trained on various tasks to get you upskilled to the standard required.

· In the 12 weeks, you will be buddied up with skilled butchers on the moving line,to slowly introduce you to the fast past environment, this will allow you to option to know the team and become confident at the tasks you will carry out.

· This is an excellent opportunity to develop and learn new skills from de-boning, to cutting and trimming. This will allow you to rotate around a number of different jobs (after training) and become a multi-skilled butcher / slaughterman.

· Full support, coaching and training will be provided, including our new apprenticeship scheme that will offer everything you need to develop and grow within KEPAK.

To apply for the above roles, please send your CV to

Don’t join any other company. Join the KEPAK Team and be the next success story.

Additional Information

Holidays are 28 days (Inclusive of bank/public holidays), increasing to 31days after passing probation.

On-site car park, canteen, pension, cycle to work scheme, refer a friend scheme, long service award