Apprentice Gardening Assistant Ascot Racecourse
A rare opportunity to work as a Gardener at Ascot Racecourse. This gardening role will help add to the Ascot experience by helping maintain and create the garden areas in and around the course as well as the grandstand, gardens and the nursery areas.
Closing date: 31 Aug 2017
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
01 Sep 2017
25 Apr 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Ascot is more than a racecourse – its history is long. It is an institution and its reach extends beyond the world of horseracing into the very fabric of British life.
We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who likes working with people and being part of a friendly and hard-working team. This is an apprentice that will be able to offer the successful candidate a wealth of experience. You won’t just be working in the racecourse, but also the gardens, grandstand, and even helping with the planting and growing of new plants in the glasshouses.
This role requires an attention to detail. You will be required to be in attendance on Racedays! This includes ones that take place on a weekend and be able to do so until the end of August.
You must be prepared to work outdoors and have a reasonable amount of fitness and mobility due to the nature of the grounds and the lifting work required. You will also be required to move about site on foot throughout your working day.
You will be working as part of a friendly and motivated team.
During your time at Ascot Racecourse you will be collating evidence of learning, be observed and receive training as to how we do things. This is averaged over a 12 - 18 month period and includes time spent at the beginning of the programme completing ‘sign-up’ and Functional Skills assessment. An assessor will visit you in the work-place every four to eight weeks.
Job role duties:
- Bed prep
- Dead heading
- Using machinery
- Potting up
- Setting up for racedays
Full PPE supplied.
The employer requires you to check your travel arrangements before you apply for the role. Please be prepared to answer at a possible interview as to how you will get to and fro from work and the same to college on your day release.
Requirements and prospects
- Computer literate
- Inerest in people
- Enjoys working in a lively team and with lively customers
- Have a keen attention to detail
- Takes pride in their work
- Good communicator
- Positive attitude
- Strong communication skills so you are able to have effective conversations with customers and build profession rapport with anyone
An everyday level of English and Maths.
Things to consider
About the employer
- Level 2 Horticulture Diploma
- Level 2 Technical Certificate
- Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
- Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
- Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS)
BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture
Sophie Robinson 01628 827438 firstname.lastname@example.org
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Closing date: 31 Aug 2017