Grounds Maintenance Apprenticeship Ca Technology R&D Ltd

Apprentice gardener required for a grounds maintenance team. We require a motivated, polite, hardworking team member. With a wide range of horticultural skills to be learnt, you can be proud of what you have achieved each week.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    03 Nov 2016

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

CA Technologies carry out a wide range of horticultural jobs on commercial/communal grounds at Ditton Park. You will be part of a small team of experienced grounds maintenance operatives and be involved in a wide variety of Horticultural task from working on the lawns, to veg garden work, to marking out the sports areas and more.

The tasks you will be involved with include:

  • Grass cutting
  • High quality hedge cutting and pruning
  • Leaf collection
  • Tree pruning
  • Veg garden
  • Edging
  • Flower bed planting
  • Maintenance of machinery
  • Marking out and more

On the job training is provided, with an ability to work in a team, and also to be self-motivated, a requirement.

A range of different equipment is used and work is always conducted to a high standard. There will be regular interaction with clients so a polite, well presented representative of the business is an important quality. No two weeks are the same, and a desire to be proud of what you have achieved, is vital.

As part of the apprenticeship you will attend Berkshire College of Agriculture – this is part of your contacted paid hours.

Additional benefits:

  • Free Shuttle service to and from the local train stations at Datchet and Slough
  • Free access to the site gym
  • Uniform provided
  • Subsidised meals

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be horticulturally minded and enjoy working outside
  • A good communicator
  • Likes working in a team

Personal qualities

  • Polite and presentable
  • A desire to learn and to be open to new ways of doing things
  • To be able to work diligently to achieve a goal individually or as a team

Qualifications required

GCSEs grade A*-C in English and Maths (or equivalent qualifications).

Future prospects

Possible full time employment.

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £3.40 from the 1st October 2016. 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 Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The Wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

A Global Energy & Facilities services provider.


Ca Technology R&D Ltd


Ditton Park

Riding Court Road




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Training provider

  • College attendance required once a week
  • Diploma in Horticulture Level 2
  • Functional Skills Maths unless exempt
  • Functional Skills English unless exempt
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture


Emma Hurley 01628 827530

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017