Apprentice Environmental Operative Yorkshire Housing

We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Environmental Services Operative to join our team based in either Skipton or Bradford on a full-time contract lasting 2 years. Gain a qualification in Horticulture and experience caring for grounds and property.

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    1 day in college

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Yorkshire Housing is a charitable housing association providing homes, care and support across Yorkshire.
  • Our core purpose is to provide good quality affordable homes to rent.
  • We have an exciting opportunity for an Apprentice Environmental Services Operative to join our team based in Bradford on a full-time contract lasting 2 years.
  • As an Apprentice Environmental Services Operative you will be working with our Environmental Services Team.
  • You will learn about carrying out grounds maintenance and associated works to the Company’s Schemes and adjoining areas and in the fallow months carrying out community based duties and minor repair / maintenance programs as instructed.
  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticultural vocational qualification as part of your apprenticeship.
  • Previous experience is not necessary as training will be provided, but some work experience would be beneficial to this role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • You should be fit and able to undertake strenuous tasks.
  • Some knowledge or experience of gardening would be advantagious 

Personal qualities

  • We are looking for people who are committed to our company values and can demonstrate this by:
  • Reliable – having some knowledge of Health &Safety legislation
  • Enthusiastic – showing enthusiasm for all aspects of grounds maintenance work
  • Respectful – having excellent communications and interpersonal skills

Qualifications required

  • Maths and English GCSE grades D or better or their equivalent.
  • Applicants would be expected to complete a Shipley College skills assessment to support their application.

Future prospects

The employer would be looking to offer employment or progression to the next level of apprenticeship on a successful completion of this one.

Things to consider

Please make sure you have researched this role before applying. We will generally do a telephone interview with you to check your understanding of the role, so familiarise yourself with typical duties and have a look at the company's website. You should also make sure you are able to travel to the company and Shipley College before you apply for this vacancy. Make sure your travel costs are realistic for your apprentice salary. Early application is encouraged as the employer reserves the right to close a vacancy early if the right candidate is found.

About the employer

Yorkshire Housing is a registered social landlord providing more than 16,000 affordable homes throughout Yorkshire. Our mission is to be one of the best providers of homes and support. We care about what we do. In everything we do we will show Respect, Reliability and Enthusiasm We are a£82m turnover, charitable business employing over 750 people.


Yorkshire Housing



Manningham Lane



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Training provider

  • Horticulture Level 2 NVQ.
  • Maths and English functional skills if applicable.
  • Training by day release at Shipley College

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Shipley College


Petras Puodziunas

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Closing date: 01 Oct 2017