Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice
Employer : Hardy Landscapes Ltd
Location : Nr Royston, Cambridgeshire, SG8 7TG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Horticulture - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11336
Vacancy Short Description : An apprentice is required to join an established Company carrying out high quality horticultural work in the South Cambridgeshire area.
Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grades A*-D, ideally including English and maths or a Level 1 equivalent.
Vacancy Full Description : An apprentice is required to join an established Company carrying out high quality horticultural work in the South Cambridgeshire area.
Working in a team of experienced gardeners. Covering grass maintenance, tree and shrub pruning, weed control and general garden duties.
As part of the training the trainee would be involved in soft landscaping and construction such as turfing, grass seeding, tree and shrub planting, mulching and maintenance.
Experience will be gained in all the core elements of a business that has been established for 35 years with a good reputation.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40HRS PW Mon - Fri 7:30am - 16:30pm
Salary : £149.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 04/03/2018
Possible Start Date : 26/03/2018
Personal Qualities : Good time keeping. The ability to work in a team and listen to instructions from experienced team leaders.
Skills Required : Good communication skills
An interest or previous experience in horticulture or similar.
An interest in sport/sports pitch preparation.
Must be able to make own way to anywhere within the town area of Bedford.
A driving license would be advantageous.
Future Prospects : We would be looking to offer full time employment to suitable people who can work well in the Company and have a genuine interest in the work.
Training to be Provided : Work-Based Horticulture City & Guilds/NPTC Level 2 Diploma
•Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Functional Skills in English and maths.
Other Information : We start work at 7.30 am prompt and the successful applicant needs to be in our yard for this time. There is no public transport to the village.
Depending on age and experience salary could be negotiable
Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online Maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
Things to consider : The job is based out of doors in all weathers.
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