Gardener Apprentice HARRIS VENTURES LIMITED

Apprentice to join a team of 5 skilled gardeners (various ages, currently all male). To work and learn within a garden containing many aspects of Horticulture.

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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £162.00 - £282.00

    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage rates are £4.05 an hour for 16 - 17 year olds, £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

    Monday-Friday 8am - 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    04 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001305084

  • Positions

    1 available

A highly maintained & presented hillside garden consisting of flower and shrub borders, trees, fine turf, water feauters, fruit and veg, hedging and topiary.

After training, use of machinery: small tractor, quad bike, lawnmowers, strimmer's, hedge cutters, handtools.

Wide ranging seasonal duties:

  • Plant production
  • Planting
  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Care of fish
  • Working from heights

Pleasant working environment, with excellent learning and development, with a chance to gain a pernament role at the end of the apprenticeship.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

None stated

Personal qualities

  • Honest
  • Reliable
  • Hardworking
  • Good communication skills
  • Keenness to learn 
  • Trustworthy

Qualifications required

GCSE's in Maths & English Grade A - D are required (or equivalent qualification).

Future prospects

Permanent job possible at the end of apprenticeship .

Things to consider

Rural location, no public transport links 3 dogs resident on site Working outdoors- must be able to work in all weather conditions

About the employer

Lord & Lady Harris of Peckham Private residence

Employer

HARRIS VENTURES LIMITED

Address

High Quarry

Froghole Lane

Crockham Hill

TN8 6TD

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Training provider

Alongside the full apprenticeship Framework for Gardener apprentice you will also receive on the job training from your work colleagues and mentor.

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

HADLOW COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Hadlow College

Contact

Andrea Mills 01732372695 andreamills@westkent.ac.uk


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Closing date: 22 Sep 2017