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Apprentice Landscape Operative WEST LINDSEY LANDSCAPES LIMITED

The successful apprentice applicant will undertake landscaping duties under supervision on various commercial contracts to include: topsoil preparation, turfing, seeding, planting and mulching.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £184.80 to £356.40

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 7.00am - 4.00pm with a 1 hour lunch break

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    22 Oct 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001661319

  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include:

  • Undertake instructions from the site supervisor
  • Safely use specialist tools
  • Prepare ground for seeding, planting and turfing
  • Safely use power hand tools (auger, strimmer and mowers) to carry out soft landscaping and maintenance works
  • Abiding to Health and Safety procedures
  • Carry out soft landscaping works: seeding, planting, mulching and turfing

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy skills
  • Numeracy skills
  • Team working
  • The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision
  • We are looking for someone who is a good communicator
  • You will be required to work to deadlines, with good time management
  • The successful candidate will be organised and have a good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and develop consciousness
  • Must have an interest in horticulture
  • Candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable
  • The vacancy is based in a large, lively team and therefore the candidate must work well in team situations as well as work using their own initiative
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to work in a busy office environment
  • A hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail
  • Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential

Desired qualifications

  • No experience or qualifications required as full training will be given
  • GCSEs (or equivalent) in maths and English would be beneficial

Future prospects

Potential for the right candidate to progress for promotion within the company.

Things to consider

  • The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work
  • If you are shortlisted for this position you may need to attend more than one interview
  • The role will involve working outdoors/in all weathers/standing for long periods/chemicals/heat/cold/heights/underground/ driving/using heavy equipment/lifting etc

About the employer

West Lindsey Landscapes Ltd is an established and successful commercial landscaping contractor serving our clients nationwide and undertaking soft landscaping schemes to include design, installation and maintenance.

Employer

WEST LINDSEY LANDSCAPES LIMITED

Address

Manor Far Furrowland Storage Units

Lincoln Lane

Lincoln

LN1 2ZB

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Training

Training provider

BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riseholme College

Contact

Michelle Bailey michelle.bailey@riseholme.ac.uk

  • Day release at Riseholme College on Wednesdays during term time to complete the Apprenticeship standard
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English if necessary
  • First Aid
  • Assessments, observations and work-based reviews will be completed in the workplace every 8-10 weeks

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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