Ground & Property Maintenance Apprenticeship Manor By The Lake

This is a varied Apprenticeship opportunity within this award winning special events venue. Based on a historic estate in the heart of Cheltenham. Full training will be provided in this hands on ground and property maintenance role.

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Mon-Sun 8- 4pm with 2 days off

    Total hours per week: 35.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    53 weeks

  • Possible start date

    02 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Purpose:

 To work with others following reporting procedures and to assist the garden and maintenance managers and team to complete grounds and property maintenance duties as required. To ensure that all business practices are conducted in accordance with company policies

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist the managers with ground maintenance and property repairs to include-
  •  Hedge cutting.
  •  Grass cutting and edging.
  •  Shrub pruning and plant care.
  •  Basic machine maintenance.
  •  Composting/Recycling/Dealing with waste
  •  Removal of weeds and litter from beds, plant containers,  pathways and grassed areas.
  •  Planting and weed control.
  •  Tree maintenance and pruning. Basic property repairs,  decoration and maintenance.
  •  Attend regular progress meetings and team talks with  supervisors/foremen, where appropriate.
  •  Ensure compliance with all necessary Health and Safety  regulations.
  •  Ensure the proper use of machinery and other company  equipment as instructed including using Non –powered and  hand held powered tools and equipment
  •  Liaise with Supervisor over machinery repairs and  requirements for workshop.
  • Assist the maintenance manager with daily requirements

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Common sense, good attitude, keen to learn and keen interest in gardening and maintenance.

Personal qualities

Tenacious, eager and quick to learn.

Qualifications required

None but experience or training in this field advantageous.

Future prospects

We are a fun and young company that is looking to help with career progression and strong focus on training and personal development to grow within the company.

Things to consider

Working with a great team in lovely location. Kiddie care vouchers to help with Child care. Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From 1st April 2017 this rises to £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

Manor By The Lake is an exceptional venue located in the heart of Cheltenham and they are offering a fantastic opportunity for an Apprentice to join their successful team to assist the Wedding and Event Planning team.


Manor By The Lake


The Lodge

Arle Court

Hatherley Lane


GL51 6PN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Certificate in Local Environmental Service Skills
  • Level 2 Award in Cleaning Skills
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English

Apprenticeship framework

Cleaning and Environmental Services

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Gloucestershire College


Lynda Berriman 01452 563402

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Closing date: 30 Aug 2017