The first ever Sparsholt Butchery apprentices on the new apprenticeship standard – to undergo their final assessment (known as an End Point Assessment) have all passed with exceptional grades this week. 

The three apprentices’ assessment involved a practical skills-based activityfollowed by an interview with a leading industry assessor.  

At the end of the assessment, the students had to design, cut, and present a display as they would do in a butcher shop for the Assessors to evaluate 

 Clarice, Joshua and Adrian’s hard work over the course of their apprenticeship and in their final assessment has paid off, with the trio receiving fantastic grades and an easy transition into employment at the end of their course. 

Speaking to Clarice’s proud employer, they said “We are very pleased with Clarice’s progression throughout the apprenticeship. She has gained in confidence, is able to deal with the customers in the shop and has developed butchery skills.” 

Helen Mitchell, Apprenticeship Manager at Sparsholt College, has commended the students determination and efforts, commenting “Despite significant changes within the Apprenticeship landscape and the shift change from apprenticeship frameworks to standards, Clarice, Joshua and Adrian have done exceptionally well with their achievement and I wish them all the best for the future in their roles as Butchers. 

Sparsholt College, and sister campus Andover College, are proud to run a wide range of Apprenticeships, giving job-related skills, knowledge and competencies in a particular professional area. Members of our dedicated Apprenticeship Team can offer advice and information about the great benefits of our Apprenticeship programmes which we offer across many sectors.

Get in and go far with an Apprenticeship at Sparsholt College! Find out more here.