Environmental Services Operative Horticulture Apprentice YORKSHIRE HOUSING LIMITED

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and eager-to-learn individual, who wants to take the first steps to grow their career with a Horticlture apprenticeship. Apply today to start climbing the ladder to success with Yorkshire Housing!

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    This role is a full time (37.5 hour per week) fixed term contract.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2017

  • Date posted

    08 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Joining Yorkshire Housing's Environmental Services team, you will…

  • Carry out grounds maintenance duties to the highest standards including seasonal cuts, flower bed maintenance, control of weeds and renovation to grassed areas.
  • Provide excellent customer service to our customers and a high standard of ground maintenance service for our property’s and schemes
  • Carry out grounds maintenance using equipment using best practice and in accordance with health & safety regulations
  • Work closely with other teams within the business to carry out programmes of repair and maintenance
  • Provide maintenance services in the community to improve areas for our customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • As part of this role you will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Alongside this there will also be physical challenges after suitable training - manual handling and use of various horticulture tools and machinery 


Personal qualities

Yorkshire Housing are looking for a committed individual who is eager to learn and develop on the job, and has a passion to grow their career in horticulture.

  • Willing to learn and work outdoors
  • Must be enthusiastic
  • Must work well in a small team
  • Must have good attention to detail
  • Must be proactive in their approach to work
  • Passionate about a career in horticulture

Qualifications required

The ideal candidate would have a GSCE grade C or equivalent in Maths & English and have an enthusiasm for all aspects of grounds maintenance work.

Future prospects

From the right candidate having demonstrated excellent commitment and learning through the Apprenticeship a permanent position is available on completion of the training.

Things to consider

Our apprenticeship programme will also offer you opportunities of personal development, alongside gaining an insight into wider business operations. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other apprentices the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Yorkshire Housing is a Housing Association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes, and developing thousands more across Yorkshire. All of our profits are reinvested so we can do even more for our customers. We also provide a range of services so people can live independently. Our ambition is to offer everyone the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford.




Unit 8-9

Airedale Business Centre


BD23 2TZ

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Additional location information

Yorkshire Housing (Skipton Depot) Unit A1 Airedale Business Park, Millenium Road Skipton North Yorkshire BD23 2TZ

Training provider

  • We will offer you full training on the job whilst you work towards a Level 2 Horticulture qualification over 24 months.
  • Our apprenticeship programme will also offer you opportunities of personal development, alongside gaining an insight into wider business operations.
  • This excellent opportunity could potentially lead onto full time employment.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Tyro Training Ltd


Phil Armitt 01723 588072 parmitt@craven-college.ac.uk

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Closing date: 24 Aug 2017