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Horticulture Apprentice RV Roger Ltd

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team and to learn a broad range of skills required on a busy traditional nursery. The successful candidate will undertake a range of tasks and get a chance to work alongside colleagues with many years experience in the trade.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £167.70

    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 - Thursday 8am - 4.30pm Friday 8am - 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    26 Jan 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001678352

  • Positions

    1 available

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to work as part of a dedicated and enthusiastic team and to learn a broad range of skills required on a busy traditional nursery.  The successful candidate will undertake a range of tasks which include:

  • Rose and tree budding
  • Making cuttings
  • Land management
  • Cultivation
  • Pruning
  • Forming wide range of tree shapes
  • Weed management
  • Stool bed
  • Layer bed management
  • Lifting
  • Handling and dispatch of nursery crops

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • To be able to work as part of a team
  • Listen to and carry out instructions 
  • Good communication skills

Personal qualities

  • Good work ethic
  • Hard working
  • Can work as part of a team

Desired qualifications

English and maths at grade D/3 or equivalent is required.

Future prospects

Possible full time employment on completion of the apprenticeship for the right candidate.

Things to consider

Some work is conducted outside so be prepared to work outside.

It is practical work so candidates must be hard working.

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW): https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates


About the employer

The nursery is run by the 3rd generation traditional growing family with a vast range of hardy nursery stock for sale across UK and Europe. RV Roger Ltd continues to be a traditional family run nursery with the emphasis on plant quality and first class customer service.  Our range of field grown fruit trees is on of the best in the country including many traditional varieties which are becoming quite rare.  As well as fruit we grow a hugh variety of roses, shrubs and ornamental trees.  RV Roger also produce four bulb catalogues throughout the year offering an unparalleled choice.

Employer

RV Roger Ltd

Address

The Nurseries

Malton Road

Pickering

YO18 7JW

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Training

Training provider

BISHOP BURTON COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bishop Burton College

Contact

Michelle Bailey michelle.bailey@riseholme.ac.uk

Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Training will be provided mostly in the workplace with an assessor coming to visit on a regular basis to do work-based reviews, assessments and observations
  • Day Release at Bishop Burton College on Mondays
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if applicable

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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