Hislop & Co Horticulture Limited

Grounds Maintenance Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Hislop & Co Horticulture Limited (Employer)

Bedford College (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £322.50
45.0 hours per week Monday - Tuesday 6am - 5pm (9 hour day)
24 months (duration)
29 September 2021(start date)
Horticulture or landscape operative (apprenticeship standard)
24 September 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Hislop & Co Horticulture Ltd are looking for a Grounds Maintenance apprentice to work alongside their experienced and knowledgeable garden and grounds maintenance teams servicing long established commercial and residential clients grounds and gardens across the home counties and North London.

Responsibilities

Hislop & Co Horticulture Ltd are looking for a Grounds Maintenance apprentice to work alongside their experienced and knowledgeable garden and grounds maintenance teams servicing long established commercial and residential clients grounds and gardens across the home counties and North London.

Working alongside a Team Leader and their Assistant, the apprentices' duties will include:

  • Cutting grass
  • Edging and Maintaining beds
  • Pruning and maintaining plant health
  • Leaf blowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Planting
     

Future Prospects

Hislop & Co invest heavily in their staff with ongoing training and development plans and career progression is a very real prospect our candidates.

Previous apprentices on this scheme have progressed into roles such as Assistant and Team Leader. 

Reality Check

You will be required to attend Shuttleworth College one day per week to study for your qualification in Horticulture.

The work will require working in all weathers with early starts.

Candidates must be able to pass an enhanced DBS check.

Due to our rural location, please consider your transport.

Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. 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.

Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

Skills Required

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Reliable
  • Hard working
  • Willing to be focused on delivering a great service

Qualities Required

  • Enthusiasm and a genuine interest in horticulture 
  • Committed to learning and delivering a great service
  • Good attention to detail

Qualifications Required

To be considered for this role you will need GCSE's (or equivalent) at grades 9-3 (A*-D) including maths and English.
 

Training Provided

Level 2 Apprenticeship in either Horticulture or Landscape Operative.  Plus: Emegency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Safe use of handling and application of pesticides, Functional Skills in English & maths (if required).  You will also study a range of topics to include: Health and Safety, Business Skills, Machinery, Plant and Soil Science, Plant health

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