Grounds Maintenance Apprentice Gallant Gardens

The candidate will be placed with another team member to learn how to carry out grounds on a number of commercial site. They will learn how to recognise hazards and how to avoid them. Learning how to operate a variety of machinery safely and efficiently.

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £250.00

  • Working week

    37+ hours - times to be arranged

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    16 Aug 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC091057358

  • Positions

    1 available

Course content includes:

  • Levelling and preparing sites
  • Preparing ground for seeding and planting
  • Construct and maintain boundaries and paths
  • Use and maintain hand held powered tools and equipment
  • Monitor and maintain health and safety

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Must be able to drive due to nature or work and locations.
Physically fit
With Ambition
You will need to be able to think on your feet communicate with clients appropriately and be prepared to train to pass your PA1.

Personal qualities

Punctuality
Reliability

Qualifications required

Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.

Future prospects

Once trained you will be given your own sites to maintain and a van and tools and be in charge of your own team

Things to consider

This work involves hands on outside work in all weathers

About the employer

Gallant Gardens is a family run business which offers Grounds Maintenance to commercial clients throughout East Anglia. We are located near Felixstowe so have easy access across the County. The company was established in 2012 and the owners and staff have many years of experience in grounds maintenance.

Employer

Gallant Gardens

Address

20 Garrison Lane

Felixstowe

IP11 7SJ

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Training provider

Qualification: Horticulture Level 2

College Attendance: NONE

  • Training for all job specific tasks will be given
  • In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks
  • There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

EASTON AND OTLEY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Easton and Otley college

Contact

Simon Rogers


Other information

Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.50 per hour with effect from 1st April 2017. 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 Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: You will be picked up in the morning and dropped off after work on the whole you will be picked up and dropped off within 10hours. The hours are reduced in the winter but the pay will remains the same

Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.

Employer's Application Instructions

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

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Closing date: 29 Sep 2017