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.

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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,642.85

  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 8am to 4pm Friday 8am to 3.30pm (including 30 minute break each day)

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    27 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    7 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001320450

  • Positions

    1 available

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

Desired skills

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.

Personal qualities

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 required

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.

Future prospects

Possibility to progress on to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

You will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions. Full PPE and training will be provided. This position often requires a flexible approach to working hours, particularly during periods of severe weather. To ensure your application has the best chance of being considered for the vacancy you must provide information on all qualifications undertaken stating highest grades achieved in every subject, paying particular attention to maths and English. Along with this you need to state any previous work experience. N.B. Depending on volume of applications this vacancy may close early, therefore early application is advisable.

About the employer

Based in the vibrant city of Leeds, the biggest financial and legal district outside London, our vision is to be acknowledged for our commitment to student success, innovation and enterprise, our global reach and strong local impact. We employ around 3,000 staff supporting more than 32,000 students from 100 countries around the world; we contribute an estimated £500 million to the economy every year. We are rightly proud of our customer-focused approach and are the only university in the UK to hold both the Customer Service Excellence award and the Investors in People Gold standard.

Employer

Leeds Beckett University

Address

Leighton Hall Headingley Campus

Church Wood Avenue

Leeds

LS6 3QS

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Training provider

Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards an Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship

Core Qualifications

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

Apprenticeship standard

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care > Horticulture and Landscape Operative

Training provider

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Myerscough College

Contact

Employer Services employerenquiries@myerscough.ac.uk


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Closing date: 07 Nov 2017