Horticulture Apprentice Andrew James Spencer
Are you looking for a new challenge working in the outdoors? This is an exciting opportunity to join a hardworking and fast paced gardening team.
Closing date: 20 Sep 2021
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.00
Possible start date
21 Sep 2021
18 Jun 2021
Level 2 (GCSE)
Communication; communicate with others, including clients, the public and colleagues, this may require basic IT systems use.
Team working; work alone and as part of a team effectively and recognise how all staff are dependent on each other to meet business objectives.
Health and safety; apply relevant health and safety processes and procedures. Implement specific industry information on hazards relevant to horticultural environments. Follow safe systems of work and safety information provided by employer. Implement environmental protection policies and procedures.
Environmental; prevent and control local pollution incidents e.g. use of spill kits.
Planting, plant growth and development; care for plants correctly in different environments, including basic irrigation methods, planting methods and identifying plant deficiencies. Install various soft-landscape materials e.g. shrubs, trees, herbaceous, bedding, grass areas and seed. This will include site preparation, planting, sowing, turfing, preparation of seed beds and mulching.
Soil cultivation; cultivate and improve soils by mechanical methods and by hand, making and amelioration of growing media and soils.
Tools, equipment and machinery; safely use tools e.g. spades, rakes, shovels; equipment e.g. tape measure and spirit level and machinery e.g. pedestrian controlled mowers, hand held strimmer, hedgecutter.
Vegetation control; follow processes and methods of site clearance, using tools and machinery for pruning and vegetation control, including basic turf management. Follow weed control methods.
Maintain hard structures; maintain structures relevant to the business activities.
Site presentation; work to a specified finish.
Requirements and prospects
- Excellent customer service skills
- Etiquette around customers
- Fit and healthy
- Willing to work outside in all weathers
- GCSE 3/D’s or above in English and maths
- Groundsmen - Gardener
About the employer
Established in 2000 a small friendly business working on reputation around Staffordshire and East Midlands.
Andrew James Spencer
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Derby College
Sarah Poyser email@example.com
Level 2 in Horticulture
Horticulture or landscape operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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