What does it involve?
Butchers are responsible for deboning carcasses, curing and smoking, and preparing cuts of meat and poultry for sale in a safe and hygienic way. Butchery requires strength and precision, but also customer service and presentation skills. Butchers work in supermarkets, local butcher’s shops, large production plants or freezing works.
Typically, an 8 to 10-hour day, sometimes longer and weekend work is common. Butchers cut up and prepare meat for people to purchase and eat. The work involves preparing, packaging and presenting different cuts of meat in an appealing way. It also involves cleaning and maintaining equipment (e.g. sharpening knives). In smaller shops and some supermarkets, you may be involved in curing and smoking meat or creating specific meat products.
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