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Butcher

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Butchers prepare meat and sell it in shops, supermarkets, or through wholesalers. Specialist butchers prepare organic, kosher or halal meats depending on local demand.

The Work

You could be:

Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

The starting salary is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW).

As of 1 April 2020 the National Minimum Wage is £4.55 an hour for workers aged 16 to 17, £6.45 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £8.20 an hour for workers aged 21 to 24. The National Living Wage is £8.72 for workers aged 25 and over.

At present the apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £4.15 an hour (1 April 2020).

With experience this can rise up to £14.50 an hour or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

Unemployment

Percentage of workforce registered as unemployed (Scotland)

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Job Outlook Scotland

  Scotland
2020
4027
1.2 %
FALL
2025
3979

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What Does it Take?

You must be:

You should also have:

Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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