Apprentice Workshop Technician Hortech Ltd

As part of a team to carry out proactive maintenance and repair programme ensuring that maintenance to all vehicles and machinery is in line with their maintenance schedules, minimising downtime and costs.

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 08:30am - 17:00pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    3 years

  • Possible start date

    06 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    05 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Whilst working within our workshop, you will take part in the following tasks:

  • To maintain all equipment owned by the company in a cost effective manner
  • To maintain all owned vehicles – service and MOT
  • To manage your time efficiently to carry out above
  • To cost effectively source spares etc to carry out above
  • To effectively manage all associated paperwork including: timesheets, job cards, orders, advice notes and invoices as well as maintenance schedules.
  • Any other duties around the Nursery / Depots deemed necessary and within your capabilities

You will be required to carry out these duties at various depot locations throughout the UK.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Common sense
  • Good communication skills
  • Hardworking, with a willingness to learn
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Willing to work outside in all weather conditions

Personal qualities

  • Dedicated and hard working
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to apply yourself to a range of tasks.

Qualifications required

Candidates will hold GCSE grades A*-C (4-9) in Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).

A full, clean driving licence is also desirable.

Future prospects

Full-time position may become available to the right applicant.

Things to consider

Initially the apprentice will work no longer than 40 hours per week, although once they reach the age of 18 yrs from time to time they may be required very occasionally to spend time away from home to maintain machinery at different depot locations. Transport and accommodation will be provided for this. The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): From April 2017 the ANMW was set at £3.50 per hour. 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 National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training. This type of work will include working outside to some degree in all weather conditions. Must be able to attend the depot for work as required daily.

About the employer

Hortech Ltd has been established since 1987, a privately owned company who specialise in Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Management. Hortech have circa 125 employees based over 13 depots around the country, with the Head office being based in Moddershall, Stone.


Hortech Ltd


The Long Barn


ST15 8UX

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Diploma in Landbased Engineering
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Land-Based Engineering > Land-based Service Engineer

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by South Staffordshire College


Rebecca Brooks 07387645766

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Closing date: 19 Oct 2017