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Landscaper Apprenticeship Abreu Landscapes Ltd

Full range of landscaping projects undertaken by a well-established landscaping company in Thame. Projects you’d be expected to work on will be from small soft landscaping to bigger scale hard landscaping projects. You will be mainly working in small teams constructing beautiful gardens from designs. The company has taken on Apprentices before.

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Closing date: 08 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday - 40 hours if under 18 years of age. Up to 48 if over 18 (Times to be confirmed).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    15 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001659703

  • Positions

    1 available

This role is for someone who wants a career in landscaping.

The successful candidate will form part of our team working on both commercial and private projects. Our work is from concept through design and into installation. We offer the complete range of landscaping services. We work at lots of different properties so there is a degree of variety. 

Our company is well known for our high professional standards and we expect our apprentices to aspire to be the best. You will be given training on-the-job as well as one day a week at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

Please note that the meeting point each morning is just outside of Thame. If the apprentice lives near-by then there is the possibility of being picked up.

We enjoy all aspects of landscaping with our business being established for some years. We are looking to take on an apprentice who is positive and energetic and wants to learn about the industry we thrive in. We need someone who is polite and friendly who enjoys working outside in all weathers. This role will include lifting of materials.

Tasks will include:

  • Preparing and levelling ground 
  • Erecting fences
  • Helping lay patios and paths
  • Prepping and laying turf
  • Creating beds for planting
  • Planting shrubs and plants to design spec
  • Garden clearance
  • Building decking
  • Lawn care
  • Using machinery
  • Hedge cutting
  • Pruning
  • Brick work
  • Pergola creation
  • Some weeding
  • Lawn work
  • Laying driveways

Previous to you applying, please can you check how you will get to and from work, as well as to college. Your own transport would be advantageous but is not essential. 

Your training.

During your time at Sean Abreu Landscapes you will be collating evidence of learning, be observed and receive training as to how we do things. This is averaged over a 12 - 18 month period and includes time spent at the beginning of the programme completing ‘sign-up’ and functional skills assessment. An assessor will visit you in the work-place every four to eight weeks.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Interest in people
  • Enjoys working in a lively team with lively customers
  • Have strong communication skills so you can have effective conversations with customers and build professional rapport with anyone

Personal qualities

  • Good communicator
  • Computer literate
  • Outgoing
  • Positive attitude
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

An every day level of maths and English. 

Future prospects

Possibility of a full time post upon completion of the Apprenticeship.

You will gain satisfaction and self-confidence from knowing your capabilities have been successfully assessed against an established national framework. 

The professional qualifications behind the Apprenticeship Programme and the experience through the Hortic diploma role will provide you with a great opportunity to progress your career with us and explore development opportunities that are available to you.

Things to consider

You will be dealing with people so you need to be cheerful. You need to be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. Be prepared to be involved in all aspects of the work, from labouring right through to laying patios.

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About the employer

Abreu Landscapes - We cover all aspects of the gardening trade. Patios, fencing, tree work, mowing, hedge cutting, garden tidy ups and we also offer a fantastic, regular and reliable garden maintenance service.

Employer

Abreu Landscapes Ltd

Address

9

Swan Close

Aylesbury

HP22 4LF

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Training

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

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

Contact

Nikki Neal 01628 827530 nneal@bca.ac.uk

  • Horticulture Diploma
  • One day a week at college
  • English, Maths functional skill unless exemption.
  • Employer Right and responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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