We are dedicated to developing the talents of young people within the Poultry Industry. We offer Apprenticeship Schemes for new entrants, which incorporate a formal training programme and qualification to ensure we have the right skilled people for now and the future.

We continue to train and develop people within the business with regular training in bio security, bird welfare and health and safety.

P.D. Hook is committed to investing in people in order to drive the Poultry Industry forward


Apprenticeships are available in all aspects of Poultry Production. You will be able to participate in Level 2 Poultry Production at the start of your Career and advance onto Level 3 for Farm and Hatchery Management posts. Higher Level qualifications learning Leadership Skills or Personal Development are also available as you continue your career thorough the Company.

In-House training for our Employees plays an essential part in our success. Training not only equips you with the knowledge and skills required to carry out tasks efficiently and improve productivity, it helps to enhance your work satisfaction.

Gain relevant real world experiences with a mix of academic learning and hands-on work


You will be required to enrol onto the Poultry Passport training scheme after your successful probationary period.

The British Poultry Training Scheme was developed to give consistent levels of training for each job role across the UK Poultry Industry with an industry wide training recording system. Each job role has a minimum training requirement which is defined on each member’s Poultry Passport. As training is completed it is recorded on your Poultry Passport, identifying completed training and where further training is required


We offer a number of different ways in which to experience Placements with us. Whether it is during your holidays or a Sandwich placement during your University or College course we will support your individual needs which in turn supports your study and your advancement within our Company


Work Experience can be offered to suit you.

Do you wish to have a taster day with us?

Would you like to gain experience for a few weeks, one day a week – might even form part of your studies?

Here at P.D. Hook we pride ourselves on supporting Students to introduce you to a future Career and this is the best way to gain a real sense of the Poultry industry

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