Apprentice Landscaper Evoke Landscape Design Limited

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice who wants to start their career in horticulture. You will be someone who wants to develop skills in all areas of design, soft and hard landscaping.

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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £140.00

    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

    40hrs with a day release to Shipley College. Please discuss working hours at interview as they change due to the seasonal nature of the work.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    12 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001309330

  • Positions

    1 available

Join Evoke Landscape Design Limited in creating and building domestic gardens for private clients throughout the Yorkshire region. Looking for an enthusiastic and bright person who would relish a physical and outdoor position working on hard and soft landscaping schemes.

Detailed Description

  • The apprentice will be part of a small independent landscape company building bespoke gardens.
  • This role would offer an exciting opportunity for someone wanting a physical job with a desire to learn an array of trade skills in horticulture and building.
  • We cover a huge range of services and jobs, creating landscapes and taking projects through the entire design and build process from beginning to completion.
  • We work across all aspects of external landscaping and would expect the apprentice to be involved with a range of jobs. Work would include site clearance and preparation for building, ground works and hard works, i.e. paths, paving, walling and driveways. The apprentice would learn carpentry skills building fences, decking, garden buildings and structures, through to learning how to install planting, turfing and lighting schemes.
  • The apprentice would be expected to work, and learn, to a high standard and would be taught to use and maintain a variety of hand and power tools.
  • The apprentice would need to mix well in a small team and socially with a range of other tradesmen, clients, suppliers and work colleagues.
  • The apprentice would be expected to have a keen eye for detail, a strong work ethic, enjoy being outside in all seasons and have an interest in design, nature and problem solving.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You should have excellent attendance and punctuality, and be very enthusiastic for this area of work.

You should love the outdoors and gardening and be flexible in terms of duties you are asked to perform.

Confident using hand and power tools.

Personal qualities

You should be extremely polite and courteous to your customers, and treat their gardens with care and respect.

You should have excellent communication skills and be able to talk to customers with confidence.

You must be prepared for physical labour and have the initiative to get on with the job

Qualifications required

Maths and English Grades A-C or equivalent.

Lower grades will be considered after a Shipley College Skills assessment.

Future prospects

The employer is looking employ a permanent member of the tea on a successful completion of this apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Please ensure you have researched the job role before applying. Make sure you are able to travel to both the employer and Shipley College as the horticulture industry often has early morning starts. Early application is encouraged as the employer reserves the right to close the vacancy early if they find the right candidate.

About the employer

We are an independent garden design and build company based in Bradford, West Yorkshire. We are conscientious and qualified landscape architects, J D Noble and S J Peck. We lovingly craft beautiful gardens and outdoor spaces in an innovative way with a professional approach. We are multi skilled, personable and offer a wide range of design and landscape build solutions. Precise decking, fencing, pergolas and seating to creative driveways, paving, walling and planting schemes. In the last 15 years we have amassed superb references, an exciting portfolio, and a drive for the right solution to suit you. We have an alternative and artistic edge in rethinking and restructuring gardens, with attention to detail, build quality and customer care. We work sensitively with our clients and their properties; tailor making impressive hard and soft landscapes that are built to last.

Employer

Evoke Landscape Design Limited

Address

36

Carr Lane

Shipley

BD18 2JY

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Training provider

L2 Horticulture. 

Maths and English functional skills if necessary.

Training by day release at Shipley College.

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

SHIPLEY COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Shipley College

Contact

Petras Puodziunas 01274327390 petrasp@shipley.ac.uk


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Closing date: 15 Oct 2017