Career outlook for butcher
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would prepare meat and poultry so it’s safe to eat and sell it in shops, supermarkets or at local markets.
You might also make and sell your own specialist sausages, burgers and pies.
- Order and pay for stock
- Check deliveries for content and hygiene
- Move meat stock to cold storage areas
- Keep a record of the source of the meat and poultry
- Create attractive counter and window displays
- Cut, bone and trim meat
- Serve customers at the counter and take payments
You’d use your in-depth knowledge to advise customers on how to prepare and cook meat and poultry safely. You’d also help them with getting the right type and cut of meat for the meal they want to cook.
You might deliver products to markets, wholesalers and customers’ premises.
You could specialise in halal, kosher or organic foods, depending on the demands of the local community.
You’d need to meet hygiene, and health and safety standards, and have a high standard of personal cleanliness.
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