Horticulture Heath Person Apprenticeship Jockey Club Estates Ltd

Based in Newmarket, Jockey Club Estates manages a substantial property portfolio providing the finest facilities in the world for the training of Thoroughbred racehorses in Newmarket, Lambourn and Epsom. We currently have a vacancy for a Heath Person.

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Closing date: today

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    40 hours - 06:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday,

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    25 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

We currently have a vacancy for a Heath Person at Jockey Club Estates in Newmarket based on Bury side.

The successful person will work as part of the team to ensure the training grounds are maintained to the highest standard. This will include:

  • Tractor driving
  • Maintaining the turf Gallops
  • Strimming
  • Hedge cutting
  • Repairing fences and horse walks

as well as general maintenance duties as required.

Ideally you will demonstrate a flexible attitude, be motivated and work well in a team.

Location As as stated and also
Jockey Club Estates
Bury side depot
Bury Road

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Essential - Have experience of the outdoors,

Desirable - Have experience with machinery such as tractors, strimmers grass cutting

Personal qualities

A hard working attitude, a can do attitude and a willingness to learn.

Qualifications required

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

Future prospects

The Jockey Club operates 15 racecourse across the county as well as the Gallops in Newmarket and Lambourn– there is the potential to either apply for positions at these racecourses and training grounds when they become available.

Things to consider

Outdoor in all weathers for long periods

About the employer

The largest commercial group in British horseracing, The Jockey Club’s portfolio includes 15 leading racecourses, Jockey Club Estates, The National Stud and charity Racing Welfare. All profits are reinvested into Britain’s second biggest spectator sport, in line with its vision for British racing to be the best in the world for years to come. The Jockey Club seeks to recruit, develop and promote the best people, investing in their training and development.


Jockey Club Estates Ltd


The Jockey Club

101 The High street



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Training provider

Qualification: Level 2 in Horticulture

College Attendance: No regular attendance
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


Training provider


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


Carolyn Chapman

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: Your standard working week is 40 hours, 06:30am to 4:00pm, Monday to Friday, with two unpaid meal breaks each day (30 minutes for breakfast and 1 hour for lunch). In addition Jockey Club Estates operates in the Leisure Industry, and thus often operates at weekends, in the evenings and on Statutory Holidays. It is a condition of employment that you will be prepared to work at such times if the Company's business so requires. It may be the case, sometime in the future, either on a temporary or permanent basis that your hours of work will change. The Company will make such changes after consultation, agreement and due notice of a period of four weeks after consultation. You hereby opt-out of the upper limit on working time set out in the Working Time Regulations 1998. You are entitled to terminate this opt-out on three months written notice to the Company. You may be required to work a reasonable amount of overtime for which you will be entitled to 1.5 times basic rate for hours worked over 40 per week. When work is required on a Statutory Holiday you will be entitled to one day off in lieu. 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.

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

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Closing date: today