Apprentice Gardener East Horton Golf Centre

Apprentice Gardener required to develop and learn from a highly skilled golf course management team.

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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £148.00

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    28 Aug 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Apr 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001212453

  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity for an aspiring gardener to work under one of the most prestigious golf course management teams. Daniel Turner is course’s manager whom has been managing the golf courses at Sunningdale for the last 22 years.

East Horton is making a concerted effort to push forward and improve every element of our establishment with our main focus being the condition of the golf courses and club and hotel gardens.

The chosen candidate will be trained and developed to hopefully fulfil their potential.

Duties to include:

  • Grass cutting
  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Hedge cutting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • A passion for gardening
  • Common sense
  • Fit and healthy
  • Enjoys the outdoors whatever the elements
  • Happy with early mornings

Personal qualities

The ability to work well alone as well as within a team where hard work is paramount but an enjoyable time is important.

Qualifications required

Mathematics and English GCSE Grade D or above or equivalent.

Future prospects

The future prospects are endless dependant on the candidate’s potential. We are most certainly a business who prefers to nurture, train and promote from within.

Things to consider

Wages could be more for the right applicant. Our location doesn’t have great public transport link so own car would be advisable. Total working hours - Variable depending upon season & fixtures, 30-44hrs (over 18s only). Start times are flexible depending upon fixture and seasons. Early morning and afternoon starts and finishes. The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

About the employer

At East Horton you'll find some of the best golf in England.You'll also find a warm welcome, a relaxed atmosphere and a range of other facilities - for leisure, business, weddings and parties.

Employer

East Horton Golf Centre

Address

Mortimers Farm

Mortimers Lane

Fair Oak

Eastleigh

SO50 7EA

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Training provider

  • NVQ/Work-based Diploma in Horticulture
  • Functional skills in Mathematics and English to provide the essential skills for work
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • PLTS
  • PA1 and PA6
  • First Aid

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sparsholt College Hampshire

Contact

Karen Gibbons 01962 797255 karen.gibbons@sparsholt.ac.uk


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Closing date: 21 Aug 2017