Oxford Direct Services Limited

Grounds Maintainance Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Oxford Direct Services Limited (Employer)

Capel Manor College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £10,050.00
37.0 hours per week Mainly Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm but with some flexibility depending on the seasonal work demands. Shifts may be integratd into the role.
24 months (duration)
2 May 2022(start date)
Horticulture or landscape operative (apprenticeship standard)
3 April 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Grounds Maintainance Apprenitceship - This is an opportunity to work and learn in a forward thinking organisation and is open to people who are keen on working outdoors and are motivated to learn. We are looking for positive people who are customer focused and have a strong team ethic. it is a 2 year fixed term contract apprenticeship


What will the apprentice be doing?

Learn and work on:

Carrying out all aspects of grounds maintenance in our  Parks & Open Spaces in keeping with good horticultural practice, with a particular emphasis on quality of work.

Using and maintaining a full range of horticultural equipment.

Driving ODS vehicles, when qualified, at all times adhering to the ODS Drivers Handbook.

The role also involves the regular attendance at college and completion all apprenticeship course work. 

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

A two year apprenticeship training programme which on successsful completion offers a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture.

The training will be one day a week during term times at Capel Manor College – Enfield Campus.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The role is initially a 2 year fixed term contract with the possiblity of a full time role on succesful completion of the apprenticeship and satisfactory performance at work, (subject to a suitable vacancy)

Reality Check

You must enjoy working outdoors and be willing and motivated

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Able to travel to work

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 1) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 1) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 1) Essential
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