Gamekeeper / Underkeeper Apprentice

Jul 21st 2021


Prestige Oxford Estate, Blenheim Estates, of 12,000 acres are currently looking for a Gamekeeper/Under Keeper Apprentice to join there Game department. The apprenticeship is an 18 month course working alongside Sparsholt College in Hampshire.

Joining as a Game Underkeeper Apprentice offers you a unique chance to gain hands-on work experience at one of the country’s most iconic World Heritage Sites, as well as achieve industry-recognised qualifications.

Assisting the Game Manager in taking care of the safety and welfare of the animals, whilst ensuring that health and safety is maintained at all times.
You will be required to complete a training programme that will cover all aspects
of the role and will be delivered through in-house training, work-based
assessment and day release.


Tasks & Responsibilities:

• General animal husbandry and welfare – red tractor farm assurance
• Daily livestock supervision
• Rearing Pheasants and Partridges ready for the shoot season
• Feeding
• Dogging in
• Beating
• Ensuring animal welfare and safety
• Prepare feed and water supplies for livestock
• Load and unload physical resources within the work area
• Monitoring and maintaining Health and Safety at all times
• Maintain equipment and machines


Skills & Knowledge:

• Background knowledge of Game is desirable but not essential


Person Specification:

• Flexible/adaptable in approach to work
• Honest, reliable, and committed
• Friendly and approachable manner
• Pro-active approach to work
• Able to adapt to a physical role working outside in all weather conditions
• A ‘can do’ positive attitude to work
• Ability to carry out manual heavy labor tasks
• Ability to establish and develop working relationships
• Ability to maintain and develop personal performance


Our Culture:

At Blenheim, we are passionate about providing an environment for our
employees to develop their skills, try new ways of learning and encouraging
their talents to flourish. Our Blenheim Behaviours are shared by all and are an
important aspect of joining the Blenheim Team.
• Relish a New Challenge Everyday
• Keep Our Promises
• Show Honesty with Kindness
• Share a Sense of Belonging
• Make History


Contract Type: Fixed Term
Full or Part-Time: Full Time
Hours per week: 40
Accommodation can be provided
Driving license preferably but not essential
£5.35 per Hour

Job Description and application process here:

21/07/2021, 03:35 PM | Ref: AD-00B-0ZO
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