Apprentice Estates Assistant Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University are seeking to employ an Apprentice to join their Grounds Team in providing a high level of grounds care and maintenance to a historic campus renowned for its parkland setting. The successful applicant will be involved in the maintenance of grass areas, woodlands and the operation of associated machinery and equipment.
Closing date: 07 Nov 2017
Total hours per week: 37.00
Possible start date
27 Nov 2017
7 days ago
Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Leeds Beckett University are seeking to employ a Modern Apprentice to join our Grounds Team in providing a high level of grounds care and maintenance to a high profile historic campus which is renowned for its parkland setting.
The successful applicant will be involved in the maintenance of grass areas, and formal grounds and woodlands and the operation of associated machinery and equipment.
A high level of customer care is required and training throughout the apprenticeship will be provided by a combination of practical experience gained on the job and technical/theoretical teaching provided in the work place by Myerscough College.
This is a full time position working 37 hours per week. Note: Times and days may vary depending on the needs of the business. Further information will be discussed at interview.
You will be paid £13,642 per annum, with a possible rise after the first year based on performance.
Training will be provided in the workplace where you will work towards the Apprenticeship Standard for a Horticulture Operative.
Requirements and prospects
The ideal candidate should possess the ability to work as part of a team or on his/her own initiative and have the ability to understand verbal and written instructions and be able to clarify uncertainty. Evidence of involvement or sustained interest in a horticulture or ecology related project such as a local voluntary group and the ability to distinguish between different plant species is desirable.
The ideal candidate must be keen to learn, enjoy a challenge, be honest, hardworking, reliable, personable with a genuine interest in horticulture, along and the ability to be organised and have a positive and receptive attitude to learning and the ability to grasp information and apply recently gained knowledge.
Qualifications demonstrating sound literacy and numeracy skills (e.g. GCSE English and maths A*-C or equivalent qualifications) are desirable.
Please ensure you have listed all qualifications & grades/predicted grades in the appropriate section of this application, paying particular attention to maths & English.
Candidates will be screened as part of the recruitment process and must be able to work at Level 1 in Functional Skills (Maths and English) in order to undertake this Apprenticeship.
Please note that candidates with any qualification at the same level or above in the same subject are ineligible for funding and will not be considered for an Apprenticeship.
Things to consider
About the employer
Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards an Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship
The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessments:
- Emergency First Aid
- Pesticides: Level 2 Principals of the Safe Handling and application or Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care > Horticulture and Landscape Operative
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Myerscough College
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Before you apply
Closing date: 07 Nov 2017