Horticulture Apprentice Style Roses

Establish, cultivate, manage, retail garden rose bushes. Mainly on the growing and production of healthy roses and working mainly outdoors. Also involved with the packing and dispatch of roses with office and administration involvement when needed.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £242.45

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 37.5 Hours Per Week, Shifts TBC

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    17 May 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091046702

  • Positions

    1 available

Your key responsibilities will be:

  • Field Planting of rose rootstocks
  • Propagation (budding) of roses including selection & cleaning of propagation material
  • Field lifting of roses
  • Weeding
  • Watering
  • Spraying (Following training)
  • Pruning and Potting of Roses
  • Packing and dispatch of roses
  • Tractor Driving Duties at certain times of the year
  • You will be expected to use your own initiative at times
  • Meet, greet and advise Nursery visitors (following training)
  • Working effectively as a team member and safely carry out tasks using various tools, treatment products and machinery
  • Working safely under health and safety legislation

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • a good attitude and be able to work effectively & safely
  • be able to cope with the physical demands of the role
  • be reliable, flexible and able to work outside in hot, cold & wet conditions sometimes
  • have a good understanding and love of gardening
  • good attention to detail
  • be a team player in a practical working environment to be able to work safely

Personal qualities

  • To have good spoken English
  • Reading (English) and basic Maths skills required

Qualifications required

None required.

Future prospects

We are looking for someone to grow and develop within the business and eventually become a skilled/professional rose budder, field and nursery worker. There would be a full-time permanent position within the business for the right candidate with a future potential management role.

About the employer

Style Roses are a well known & established modern family rose nursery based at Holbeach in South Lincolnshire and close to Spalding, producing around 35,000 Garden roses and Standard roses each year for retail sales at the nursery, garden shows and internet sales. Production of roses is outdoor in fields and on the nursery container bed where roses are produced over a 2 year period for bare-root and container sales.

Employer

Style Roses

Address

56 Spalding Road

Holbeach

Spalding

PE12 7HG

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horticulture
  • Level 1 Maths Functional Skills
  • Level 1 English Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

PETERBOROUGH REGIONAL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Peterborough Regional College

Contact

Louise Saidler


Other information

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.50 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged over 19 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.

Employer's Application Instructions

Apply via GetMyFirstJob - applications come through to the provider, are prescreened by a telephone interview.


This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017