Those looking to become a butcher will need to prepare standard cuts of meat and poultry for sale in retail or wholesale food establishments. The butchery competition focuses on all the essential skills required for a successful career as a multi-skilled Butcher within the Food Manufacturing Industry.

The individual will have the ability to pay attention to detail, have good customer service skills. Work well with their hands by cutting, boning and trimming meat. Help to advise customers on how to prepare and cook meat.

Have a good level of customer service
Are confident handling raw meat
Have a good awareness of food safety & hygiene

Career opportunities

  • Independent Butchers

  • Retail chains / Supermarkets

  • Business Owner

  • Meat Hygiene Service

  • Abattoirs & Meat Plants

Average Salary
Entry Level
- 11.6%
Projected workforce change
This is an estimation of the overall number of job opportunities in this career area up until 2027.

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