Apprentice Landscape Gardener Jigsaw Landscapes Ltd
Jigsaw Landscapes Ltd in Preston are looking to recruit an Apprentice Landscape Gardener to assist in their busy landscape gardening & grounds maintenance business. Duties would include grounds maintenance tasks with a range of hard and soft landscaping
Closing date: 26 Sep 2017
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).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
02 Oct 2017
11 Sep 2017
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Duties would include:
- Grounds maintenance tasks with a range of hard and soft landscaping projects on domestic and commercial sites and include assisting in all aspects of setting out,
- Preparation and landscape construction including paving, decking, fencing, and soft-landscaping such as tree and shrub planting, lawn installation
- General garden maintenance (e.g. mowing, weeding, pruning, hedge cutting etc.).
The ideal candidate would be local to the area, keen to learn, hardworking, reliable and have some interest or experience in horticulture or landscaping.
You will work 40 hours per week between 7am (earliest start) and 5pm (latest finish), Monday to Friday with some occasional weekend work required. Times may vary depending on the season but this will be discussed at interview.
The employee will be required to report to the company’s premises by 07:45 from where transport to site will be provided, or at the site of work, if alternatively agreed, on each working day by 08:00.
Generally, the geographical scope of the company’s work remains within Preston and the surrounding areas, however, you may be required to work further afield.
You will be paid £3.50 per hour depending on age and experience. This will be reviewed throughout the programme and may increase depending on performance and progression.
Requirements and prospects
- The ability to work as part of a team or on own initiative.
- The ideal candidate must be keen to learn, enjoy a challenge, be honest, hardworking, reliable and personable and have a keen interest in horticulture and garden design.
Qualifications demonstrating sound literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. GCSE English and maths A*-C or equivalent qualifications) are desirable.
Please ensure you have listed all qualifications & grades in the appropriate section of this application, paying particular attention to maths & English.
Candidates will be screened as part of the recruitment process and must be able to work at Level 1 in Functional Skills (Maths and English) in order to undertake this Apprenticeship.
Please note that candidates with any qualification at Level 4 or above, including unit credits, are ineligible for funding and will not be considered for an Apprenticeship.
Things to consider
About the employer
Jigsaw Landscapes Ltd
Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards an Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture – Landscape. The Apprenticeship is made up of a number of different nationally recognised qualifications which are as follows.
Combined Competence and Knowledge Qualification
- Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture – Landscaping
- Level 1 English
- Level 1 Mathematics
Employee Rights and Responsibilities
- Delivered and assessed through a workbook
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
- Assessment and recognition through a Record of Achievement
Additional Qualification Requirements
- First Aid Certificate
- 1 Legislative Course e.g. PA1, Safe Use of Mowers
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Myerscough College
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Closing date: 26 Sep 2017