Broxtowe Borough Council

Gardening Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Broxtowe Borough Council (Employer)

Keits Training Services Ltd (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,564.00
37.0 hours per week Monday to Thursday 7.30 am to 3.30 pm Friday 7.30 am to 3.00 pm You may be required to undertake some evening and weekend work.
24 months (duration)
5 May 2021(start date)
Horticulture and Landscape Operative (apprenticeship standard)
10 March 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Broxtowe Borough Council looking to appoint an Gardening Apprentice in our Parks and Environment team to undertake the full range of gardening duties. You will work in our Public Parks, Gardens and Green Spaces - this includes highway verges, public housing land, cemeteries and alongside the Nottingham Canal.

Responsibilities

What will the apprentice be doing?

You will undertake general gardening work including such as assisting with the planting of trees, shrubs and seasonal bedding; assisting with minor tree pruning workand helping  with the maintenance of sports facilities and play areas).

You will be required to use all standard gardening equipment together with powered hand tools and light plant.

 

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You will undertake a level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship:

https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/horticulture-or-landscape-operative-v1-0

You will additionally have the opportunity to take the following qualifictions:

Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work.

Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

 

 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This will depend on the Council's funding situation.

Reality Check

When you complete your application form, please make sure you explain why you're interested in gardening and what gardening projects you have completed. Please also make sure you read about what the apprenticeship training will cover.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Administrative skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade A - C or 4- 9) Essential
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