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Butcher

Butcher serving customer from behind counter

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:

Starting pay is often based on the National Minimum Wage (NMW) or the National Living Wage (NLW).

As of 1 April 2024 the National Minimum Wage is £6.40 an hour for workers under 18, £8.60 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20. The National Living Wage for those aged 21 and over is £11.44 an hour.

The apprentice rate, for those aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship, is £6.40 an hour (1 April 2024).

With experience this can rise up to £15.00 an hour or more.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Useful Subjects

Getting In

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3675
1 %
RISE
2029
3713
  United Kingdom
2024
38193
3.3 %
RISE
2029
39457

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What Does it Take?

You must be:

You should also have:

Training

Getting On

Video

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

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