An apprentice butcher

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Year 10 student Marcus Doman recently commenced a career in Meat Processing (Retail Butcher) as a school-based apprentice with The Butchers Secret – Angle Vale. He was offered an apprenticeship after undertaking work experience with the business. 
“I considered a career in Meat Processing because of my passion for cooking and knife skills,” Marcus said.
“It’s been my passion for some time, and I just really enjoyed my work experience at The Butcher’s Secret.”
“Working here, I have learnt how to correctly sharpen a knife, different cutting types, and I mostly enjoy learning how to use the mincer and getting to know everyone.”
With a high demand for people to enter the butchery trade, Marcus wants to encourage others interested in the food industry to consider the vocational pathway.
“I would say do what your heart desires and give it a go! There’s a lot to learn and it isn’t as bad as people say it is.”

National Skills Week, 21-27 August, shines a light on vocational learning and the varied and attractive career opportunities. Through his Certificate III in Meat Processing VET course, Marcus will acquire the skills and knowledge to compliment his on the job-learning. He is earning an income and working towards obtaining a nationally recognised qualification. #sptcstudentstories