Apprentice Gardener NURTURE LANDSCAPES LIMITED

Due to successful expansion we are looking to appoint an apprentice to work within one of our mobile teams maintaining grounds of the prestigious sites through Kent, Sussex and Surrey. Based our of our depot in Edenbridge. Working hands on with a team of gardeners to provide top class service.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00 - £175.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 6.30 - 4.30pm. Longer working hours in summer than winter. Pay will reflect summer and winter hours.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001284303

  • Positions

    1 available

Due to our successful and continued expansion we are now looking to appoint an Apprentice Gardener to work within one of our mobile teams who are maintaining the grounds of the prestigious site throughout Kent, Sussex and Surrey. 

This is an ideal opportunity for someone in the early stages of their career who has an interest and aptitude for horticulture and wants to work and learn on prestigious sites as part of a large team operating out of our Edenbridge office.

You will be with a team of gardeners to provide top class horticultural environment for our clients.  You must be able to demonstrate an interest in horticulture together with some horticultural skills and experience.

You will also ensure that the daily maintenance of the vehicles, plants and tools is carried out.

Parts of the job include:

  • Landscape Maintenance to the corporate and private sector including tree surgery. This is the provision of a landscape maintenance service to all types of site including business parks, corporate headquaters, hotels, superstores etc. 
  • Landscape Maintenance to the Public Sector.  This is the provision of grounds maintenance to schools and housing associations.
  • Interior plants, cut flowers including christmas trees. This is the provision of interior plant displays and cut flowers to many of our corporate /business/hotel clients.
  • Design and Build Construction. A design and build service is provided to our existing contract base seeking to improve/upgrade their sites.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Some previous experience within Horticulture would be an advantage but not essential.

Personal qualities

  • Well presented
  • Punctual
  • Good mannered and respectful
  • Keen and eager to learn all aspects of the operation.
  • Excellent team player able to take instruction and discuss issues clearly. You will make a position contribution to your work team and be prepared to meet all challenges in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Communication - you will communicate clearly and positively with all parties including your team leader and campus staff, meeting targets and deadlines and ensuring the efficieint use of resources.
  • Quality - you will ensure that all your work is completed to the best possible standard, in accordance to any instructions and specifications you have been given and to the satisfaction of the client.

Qualifications required

GCSE's in Maths & English grade A - C is required (or equivalent qualification).

Level 1 in Horticulture would be beneficial.

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship you may be offered a permanent role.

Things to consider

Working outside in all weathers. Must be able to get to Edenbridge every day. Winter hours are approximately 35/40 hours a week, Summer hours can be up to 45/50 hours a week. But this will average out over the year.

About the employer

Landscape Maintenance Company

Employer

NURTURE LANDSCAPES LIMITED

Address

Gaywood Farm

Hole Lane

Edenbridge

TN8 6SL

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Training provider

Alongside the full apprenticeship Level 2 Horticultural apprenticeship you will also receive on the job training from your colleagues/mentor.

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

HADLOW COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hadlow College

Contact

Andrea Mills 01732 372695 andreamills@westkent.ac.uk


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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017