Apprentice Landscape Operative DEANGELO BROTHERS UK LIMITED

As part of your role you will carry out a range of vegetation management and environmental services. Working a part of a team you will complete a range of vegetation management tasks for key contracts ensuring a high quality service and effective delivery is achieved at all times.

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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £224.00

  • Working week

    Normal hours of work are 7:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday to Thursday and 7:00 am to 4:00 pm on Friday. You may be required to work additional hours and this will involve some night/weekend work. Hours over 40 per week only apply to over 18s

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    13 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    5 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001318793

  • Positions

    3 available

Main duties of the role will include:

  • Carry out a range of vegetation management tasks such as strimming, brushcutting, woodchipping and fencing.
  • Ensure health and safety policies and procedures are adhered to.
  • Undertake general maintenance on small plant and tools making sure all items are fit for purpose.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of working in a team
  • Able to work safely and reliably
  • Experience in grounds maintenance or vegetation management a plus

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn to learn and work outdoors
  • Interest in landscaping
  • Enthusiastic and a self starter with a proactive approach to work.
  • Willingness to work flexibly in terms of working hours and location, often works required at nights and weekends.

Qualifications required

  • Full UK Driving License is desirable but not essential
  • GCSE or equivalent A* - E in Maths and English
  • Must be 18 or over

Future prospects

Continued employment with the Company.

Things to consider

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, £7.05 for anyone aged 21 to 24 and £7.50 for those over 25. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week). For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates

About the employer

DBi Services has been delivering road markings, road studs and high friction surface treatments for a diverse range of clients for over 35 years. The acquisition of leading infrastructure soft estate ‘fence to fence’ maintenance company, ATM in July 2016 has helped DBi Services to become one of the UK’s leading highway maintenance companies. ATM’s portfolio of services includes all aspects of landscaping, highway maintenance, fencing and vegetation management/maintenance and light civil works. DBi Services provides highway maintenance solutions throughout the UK. With nine locations in the UK, our clients include those responsible for managing the Strategic Road Network and Local Authority Networks. We also serve clients in the health, retail, commercial, industrial, airport, MoD and energy sectors. With long-standing contracts and diversified products and services to offer, DBi Services continues to expand and develop their product portfolio and client base throughout the UK. We have established an excellent reputation with our proactive, positive approach and have secured a high level of repeat business from satisfied clients.

Employer

DEANGELO BROTHERS UK LIMITED

Address

Unit 3-4

Red Lodge Business Park

Warleys Lane

Weston-super-Mare

BS24 7TN

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Training provider

  • Level 2 Award in Eemergency First Aid at Work.
  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.
  • Participate in an Induction.
  • Understand the basics of manual handling in relation to your job role
  • Functional Skills Level 1 in Maths, English and ICT if required.

There is a possibility to also complete the following training:

  • Manual Handling
  • CSCS Card
  • NPTC Strimmer
  • NPTC Woodchipper
  • NPTC Chainsaw

Plus other industry/vocational training as required.

Apprenticeship standard

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care > Horticulture and Landscape Operative

Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College


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Closing date: 01 Nov 2017