Grounds Maintenance Operative Apprentice RS GM LIMITED

As a Grounds Maintenance Operative you will play a key role in the upkeep and maintenance of our site grounds throughout both the growing season (March - October) and the late season (November - February). Working in a small team you will be expected to report to your supervisor regularly & ask any questions.

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 6.30am - 3.30pm with a 1 hour unpaid lunch break (occasionally taken in 15/30 minute intervals).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    15 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    28 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

The role will be fast paced, challenging and physically demanding at times but also very rewarding.

  • Lawn mowing (walk behind and ride on).
  • Hedge cutting.
  • Grass strimming.
  • Hand pruning.
  • Leaf collection.
  • Planting.
  • Use of various hand tools.
  • Maintenance of equipment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communicator.
  • Able to retain information.
  • Able to work well as part of a team.
  • Able to use own initiative.

Personal qualities

  • Good common sense.
  • Quick learner.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Creative.
  • Good listening skills.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE Maths and English grade 4 or above (old style grade C or above).
  • Full UK driving license is desired but not essential (please note you will need to arrange transport to a rural location for 6.30am. Alternatively a lift can be provided from Barrow upon soar or Markfield).

Future prospects

Level 3 advanced Apprenticeship. Potential full time employment after Apprenticeship is completed for the right candidate. Opportunity to take PA1 & PA6 spray training.

About the employer

Envirocare Leicester is a friendly family run Franchise business that currently operates grounds maintenance on over 60 active sites through out Leicestershire, East Midlands and beyond on a regular basis. Our sites range from some of the most prestigious sites in Leicestershire such as Desford Hall to local businesses such as Lexus, Aggregate Industries, and David Wilson to name a few. We Also work closely with High spec property management companies and Housing associations such as RMG and English Rural housing. I started as an apprentice with Brooksby Melton College, in soft landscaping and carried my skills that I learnt through to the grounds maintenance sector. I have a passion, knowledge and creative eye in horticulture and the work experience to go with it, recently making the leap to buying my own franchise. I look forward to welcoming a new team member and the role they will play within the company.




Foxlands Farm

Croft Road



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Training provider

The Intermediate Apprenticeship in Horticulture consists of:

  • Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture.
  • Level 1 English Functional Skills.
  • Level 1 Maths Functional Skills.
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR).
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS).

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Brooksby Melton College


Helen Cross

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Closing date: 27 Oct 2017