Apprentice Butcher

James Whelan Butchers is ready to push the boundaries in our industry whilst never forgetting our traditions of quality and service. There has never been a better time to join us. Becoming part of our team can lead to endless opportunities for growth and development as we continue on our journey of expansion.

About You

Here at JWB, we take pride in our people. That is why growing and nurturing the next generation of Butchers is important to us. Each of our teams has a passion for the art of butchery, they enjoy carrying out traditional skills and want to pass those skills on to the next generation. If you are enthusiastic about the art of butchery and eager to perfect a new skill, we would love to hear from you!

The Details

  • Experience in a fresh food environment an advantage but not essential
  • Have a positive, can do attitude and a willingness to learn
  • Be able to work in a tidy and safe manner
  • Manage workloads and work to deadlines
  • Reliability, punctuality, and flexibility are essential qualities

Working Pattern

  • Monday to Sunday: Working any 5 days over a 7 day period
  • Hours: Between 6am – 9pm
  • Shifts: Usually 8 hours
  • Working week: Usually 40 hours
  • College attendance: Day release to college.

We can offer you a great package

Fresh Food Creators Benefits

  • Competitive Rates of Pay according to experience
  • Individual Discount Scheme
  • Pension with generous employer contribution after a qualifying period
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Free Uniforms
  • Long Term Development


  • Cornelscourt, South Dublin
  • Leopardstown, South Dublin
  • Kilmacanogue, Co Wicklow
  • Rathcoole, Co Dublin
  • Rathmines, Central Dublin
  • Blanchardstown, Dublin
  • Swords, North Dublin
  • Naas, Co Kildare
  • Jetlands, Co Limerick
  • Bandon Road, Co Cork
  • Tralee, Co Kerry
  • Clonmel, Co Tipperary


Meet one of our Butchers

Laura Dillon tells us why he loves working at James Whelan Butchers.