National Apprenticeship Week 2024

National Apprenticeship Week 2024

This week Turnbull’s are celebrating our two apprentice butchers, Chris & George! 

National Apprenticeship Week is the 17th annual week-long celebration of apprenticeships with the aim to build the future and reflecting on how these schemes can help individuals to develop the skills and knowledge required for a rewarding career and for businesses to develop a talented workforce that is equipped with future-ready skills.


Chris swapped the grill at McDonald's for the butcher's block at Turnbull's having already had some experience working fresh meat the counter at a supermarket, he wanted to advance his career and gain a proper qualification with us. 

George stopped pulling pints and started dicing beef at Turnbulls last year after giving up the hospitality trade in pursuit of a career with more sociable hours. 

The pair will become a fully qualified Butcher and develop skills such as knife skills, working on pork, lamb and beef whole carcasses, sausage and burger production, as well as the importance health and safety in the workplace. They will be working alongside Turnbull’s experienced team of master butchers, both in Turnbull’s Food Hall and Cutting and Processing unit.

They will be given the opportunity to learn the necessary skills to become a fully qualified butcher and to develop skill sets that will allow them to become one of the country's best young apprentice butchers and to compete in national competitions.

Turnbull’s would like to call upon other businesses, individuals, employers, training providers and communities to get involved with National Apprentice Week 2024 by encouraging everyone to consider how apprenticeships can help to provide #SkillsForLife.

For anyone considering a career in butchery, an apprenticeship may be a great opportunity to learn on the job and acquire the skills and training you need: