Ryan CutlerÂ is aÂ Butchery Apprentice at Danestream Farm Shop. HeÂ has learnt a range of skills since starting his Apprenticeship, including making sausages, using a wide range of equipment and preparing prime and secondary cuts on different meats.
Ryan says: â€śI’ve always wanted to go into butchery and am loving the Apprenticeship;Â itâ€™s a great way to learn.Â I get instant feedback on what I’m learningÂ and IÂ feel I’m getting the skills for a long-term career.Â Itâ€™s also great to learn and get paid at the same time.
â€śCollege is great; the butchery unit is amazing. All the equipment you need is there and the Health and Safety is really good.
â€śItâ€™s a good feeling when customers ask after me on my day off.â€ť
Danestream Farm Shop
Danestream Farm Shop is run by experienced butcher Paul Brolan who has been trading for over 15 years. He recently recruited Ryan Cutler as a Butchery Apprentice to join his established team.
Paul says:Â â€śI think itâ€™s important to get younger people into the trade and keep it growing. Our customer base has responded really well to Ryan. Everyone asks how heâ€™s doing and is interested in his progress. Work reinforces what he learns at College and for us itâ€™s always interesting to see a different way of doing something. Itâ€™s great to watch him grow.
â€śThe College helps out with guidelines and regular meetings and I know theyâ€™re there at the end of the phone.Â Itâ€™s nice to be able to touch base with an Assessor whoâ€™s also in the trade.Â If you have space in your team for an Apprentice, you should definitely give it a go.â€ť