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Apprentice Landscape Operative Allium Green Space Ltd

As part of the business growth, we are looking to appoint a landscape operative to strengthen our experienced team. We provide bespoke garden projects to domestic and commercial customers. Our portfolio incorporates a wide range of garden projects and environmental conservation projects.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £300.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 08:00 - 16:30.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    27 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001717496

  • Positions

    1 available

Responsibilities will include:

  • Carry out day to day maintenance, landscaping, and groundwork tasks on domestic and commercial projects
  • Undertaking a range of hard landscaping tasks e.g. Paving, and fencing
  • Undertaking a range of soft landscaping e.g. Tree/shrub planting
  • Vegetation management e.g. invasive species control
  • Site preparation e.g. clearing of areas
  • Turfing
  • Mixing mortars etc.
  • Fencing construction and repairs
  • Work alongside other staff and ensure that all practical work is carried out to a high standard adhering to health and safety policies and procedures

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good communication skills
  • Good practical skills

Personal qualities

  • Friendly and approachable
  • Desire to learn and progress in the industry
  • Work as part of a team and on occasions work independently
  • Physically fit as this work is strenuous
  • Use tools and equipment safely
  • Positive personality, and a ‘can-do’ attitude
  • Reliable
  • Good team player with a sense of humour
  • Positive ‘can do’ attitude
  • Attention to detail- pride in their own work
  • Resilient in poor weather etc.
  • Active interest in outdoor environment and enjoy being outdoors in all weathers

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

To be fully employed within our company.  There will opportunities within our company to gain essential experience whilst working on exciting landscaping projects across Cheshire.

Depending on age recognised training will be offered e.g. NPTC Chainsaw and NPTC PA1-PA6 pesticides licence.

Things to consider

Driver is desired but not essential.

Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period.


About the employer

Landscape design and build in an innovative and growing business, specialising in landscape and garden design and nature conservation projects.

Employer

Allium Green Space Ltd

Address

22

Whitley Avenue

Northwich

CW8 4LW

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Training

Training provider

REASEHEATH COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes:

  • Level 1/2 Functional Skills in maths and English (if required)
  • End-Point Assessment (EPA)

Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship training provider for this Apprenticeship.  The employer will give guidance and support throughout and a mentor will be assigned to you. 

Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period.  Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost.

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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