Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships

Tasman Butchers is Victoria’s largest and fastest growing independent butcher. With over 18 stores across Victoria, we are passionate about the progression of the meat industry, specifically the butchery trade. Tasman Butchers supports and encourages the growth and development of the butchery trade by developing the best apprentices in a ‘traditional’ butcher shop environment.  Meat doesn’t come out of box at Tasman Butchers - you can be assured all of our meat is locally sourced to our exacting standards from growers who share our same passion.  All of our meat is prepared from full-bodies, which enables our apprentices to gain full exposure of the end to end process of butchery.

What does an apprenticeship with Tasman Butchers look like?

As an apprentice at Tasman Butchers, we will support you through completing an apprenticeship in Retail Butchering to help you gain the nationally recognised trade’s qualification - Certificate 3 – Retail Meat Processing
. We will fund your training as well as provide you with the support and knowledge you need to succeed.  You will work alongside our store managers and butchers who are some of the best in the business.

The apprenticeship itself can take up to 4 years to complete however with your dedication and commitment, it can be completed in as little as 2 years. There are 3 stages to the training; Stage 1 consisting of 15 units and one elective unit; Stage 2 has 10 units and an elective unit; and Stage 3 which consists of 13 units of competency and 3 elective units.

Why do an apprenticeship with Tasman Butchers?

  • We fund your training!! – conditions apply
  • We prepare nearly all of our meat in-store from full carcasses, providing our apprentices with full exposure of the end to end process
  • We pay above award rates
  • We offer stable full-time employment whilst undertaking your apprenticeship
  • You can learn from and work closely with some of the best butchers in the trade
  • Upon successful completion of your apprenticeship, you receive a nationally recognised trade’s qualification ‘Certificate 3 – Retail Meat Processing’
  • Career path opportunities exist within the business into roles such as butcher, lead butcher, store manager and head office positions including area management and meat buying to name a few. In fact, our current Retail Production Manager started as an apprentice with Tasman Butchers

What are we looking for from you?

  • Commitment and reliability – As with attaining any qualification you need to be committed to learning and apply yourself.
  • A passion for food and  customer service.