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Job Title : Landscaping Apprentice
Employer : Bolton Turf & Landscapes
Location : Cranfield, Bedfordshire, MK43 0BP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Apprenticeship Framework and Level : Horticulture - Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference - : VAC-11342
Vacancy Short Description : Bolton Turf Supplies is a family-run business who offer high quality turf laying services. The apprentice will aid the removal of tired out lawns and replace with new topsoil and fresh Turf


Qualifications Required : Grade requirements:
You will need a minimum of three GCSEs at grades A*-D or 4 -9, including English and math's or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and math's.
Vacancy Full Description : Bolton Turf Supplies is a family-run business who offer high quality turf laying services. Their professionals have benefited from turf knowledge and turfing experience of three generations that came before them. The role of the apprentice will be to help us to remove tired out lawns and replace with new topsoil and fresh Turf.

Your training will include:

Assisting with turf maintenance
Irrigating and control of pests and disease on greens.
Preparation of turf as using appropriate methods as directed
In addition to fully understand Health & Safety legislation, and supporting policies
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40hrs pw - Monday - Friday 7am - 4pm
Salary : £148.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 12/08/2018
Possible Start Date : 10/09/2018
Personal Qualities : Hard working, reliable, with good communication skills.
Skills Required : We would like the successful applicant to be hard working, dedicated. Who likes the outdoors. someone who has a creative flare. Someone who is dedicated, with a flexible approach. Good communication skills.
Future Prospects : The applicant could stay within our team and become fully qualified to know the industry.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, which could include:
Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
Maintaining and developing personal performance
Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
Clearing horticultural and landscaping sites
Maintain moisture levels for crops or plants
Provide nutrients to crops or plants
Other units will vary depending on which pathway you choose to follow.

Assessment methods

The majority of assessment will take place in the work place through a mixture of practical observation and questions, learner discussion, written questions and the production of a portfolio of evidence. There is also a short multiple choice test marked externally.
Other Information : To take part in this course you should have a suitable level of physical fitness and should be prepared to work outdoors throughout the year. Some employers may require you to work more hours at busy times, as many jobs are seasonal.
Things to consider : Working hours can vary different times of the year , as well as working conditions.
Working outside majority of the time.

Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process.
Training will be provided at Shuttleworth College.
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