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Meat Process Worker

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Meat process workers prepare meat, fish or seafood for sale to butchers, supermarkets, hotels, makers of meat products and other customers.

The Work

You could work in a number of different areas including:

In meat wholesaling you could be:

In catering supplies you could be:

In meat manufacturing 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 2023 the National Minimum Wage is £5.28 an hour for workers under 18, £7.49 an hour for workers aged 18 to 20 and £10.18 an hour for workers aged 21 to 22. The National Living Wage for those aged 23 and over is £10.42 an hour.

Some employers pay rates up to £10.00 an hour. Shift allowances and overtime pay may be available.

Conditions

Workforce Employment Status

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Getting In

Most meat process work is done in large companies, but there are also some smaller, specialist companies.

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
15742
4.2 %
RISE
2028
16400
  United Kingdom
2023
170259
2.6 %
RISE
2028
174706

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What Does it Take?

You need to have:

You need to be able to:

Training

Getting On

Video

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Scotland Food and Drink
Tel: 0131 335 0940
Website: http://www.foodanddrink.scot
Twitter: @scotfooddrink
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/scotfooddrink

The Scotland Food and Drink website is managed by Scottish Enterprise and Highlands and Islands Enterprise.

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