Gardener Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Employer:

James Edward Marshall

Training Provider:

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Weekly wage £155.63
37.5 hours per week Monday - Friday, 8.30am - 4.30pm
duration: 24 months
start: 3 August 2020
Hitchin
Intermediate (Level 2)
Horticulture and Landscape Operative (apprenticeship standard)
5 July 2020 (application closing date)
Small Shillington based gardening company looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious person to join their expanding team. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full-time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

Responsibilities

Small Shillington based gardening company looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious person to join their expanding team.
 
The successful candidate will we be working along side experienced gardeners carrying out tasks such as:
  • Planting
  • Edging
  • Weeding
  • Strimming
  • Mowing and hedge trimming
As well as the above there will be occasional fence repairs and maintenance duties to complete. You will be supplied with protective equipment and company uniform.

Future Prospects

  • To progress within the company and to eventually become a team leader

Reality Check

  • The vacancy will be based outdoors all year round in all weather and the role can be physically demanding
  • Successful applicants must be able to make their own way to Shillington

Skills Required

  • If you have any gardening skills this could be an advantage but not necessary as full training will be given

Qualities Required

  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic
  • Good time keeper
  • Attention of detail
  • Presentable and an interest in horticulture

Qualifications Required

  • 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) A*-D / 9-3 including English and maths, or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and maths
  • Due to the current situation, please be aware that the predicted grades will be accepted when applying for an apprenticeship

Training Provided

During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, which could include:
  • Health and Safety
  • Business Skills
  • Communication
  • Hand held and Pedestrian operated Machinery use
  • Plant and Soil Science
  • Plant health
  • You will gain the following qualifications:
  • Level 2 Apprenticeship in either Horticulture or Landscape Operative Standards

Plus:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award (PA1)
  • Functional Skills in English and maths (if not completed prior to the start of the apprenticeship)
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