Groundsperson Apprentice Countrywide North West Limited

To train as a Apprentice Groundsman Operator to assist a Groundsman Supervisor servicing customer sites on a 2 week rota.

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    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).

  • Working week

    40.00 Hours per week (Monday - Friday)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

You will work alongside a Grounds person Supervisor in the role of Grounds person Operator.

Tasks will include:

  • Cutting grass.
  • Crown lifting.
  • Turfing.
  • Weeding.
  • Planting.
  • Strimming.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to listen and act on instruction but also to ask questions.

Personal qualities

  • Honesty.
  • Enthusiasm.
  • Willingness to learn.
  • Ambition.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE's English and Maths or equivalent are desirable however not essential as Functional Skills are offered as part of the Apprenticeship Framework.

Future prospects

Ongoing training, qualified grounds person operator.

Things to consider

Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The National Minimum Wage for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour from 1st April 2017. This is the legal minimum pay per hour applying to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their apprenticeship. For apprentices 19 or over who have completed their first year and are continuing their apprenticeship, the National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies.

About the employer

Commercial grounds maintenance based in Northwich, Cheshire. Countrywide Grounds Maintenance seek to provide a full range of professional grounds maintenance services including; grass cutting, hedge cutting, weed control, tree maintenance ,tree felling and tree surveys, soft landscaping, landscape design, sports pitch maintenance, line marking, fertilising and spraying.


Countrywide North West Limited


Goosebrook Farm

Goosebrook Lane



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Training provider

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship provider for this Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture.
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout.
  • The Framework of your apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in Math’s, English & ICT.
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost. 
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

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Closing date: 05 Nov 2017