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Grounds Maintenance Operative Apprentice Intepro Solutions Ltd

Intepro Solutions are currently work across a range of locations (schools, parks, etc.) in the Birmingham area and are looking for another apprentice to join their grounds team. Please feel free to reach out to us to register your interest.

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Closing date: 28 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    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

    Average Hrs. of work – 8:00-4pm (flexibility required to suit clients) Minimum 30hrs/Max 40hrs Days of work – Monday – Friday (in addition to selected weekends depending on the clients requirements).

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    16 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Complete all pre-operational checks to machinery
  • Ensure that all PPE and corporate uniform is worn at all times
  • Mowing + strimming
  • Litter picking + weeding
  • Shrub pruning + planting
  • Edge-cutting.
  • Completing paperwork relevant to the role
  • Working to a high standard
  • Complete task within the given timeframe.
  • Promote and maintain a philosophy which places customers first

Please note - Apprentices must be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers and must be committed to completing the 2-year apprenticeship. 

In addition, any successful candidate would have to clear an enhanced DBS check before their apprenticeship commences.

The successful candidate will need to be committed and driven, full of energy with a willingness to learn and work hard. 

Once you have applied for this apprenticeship, you will also need to attend an appointment with our College Curriculum team. An email and text will be sent to you to apply on the college website for your chosen apprenticeship. Once you have applied via the link provided you will then be sent an email and a letter inviting you into the College to meet with the relevant curriculum team, who will confirm that you are eligible for the apprenticeship.

If you have already applied and attended an appointment session at one of our colleges, please contact your Recruitment Advisor to discuss your interest in this specific vacancy. You do not need to apply again to the college.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • ASble to demonstrate good attention to detail
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Have good communication skills.
  • Physically able to carry out the demands of the role

Personal qualities

  • Driven
  • Polite
  • Good team work ethic
  • Punctual and reliable
  • Willing to work in all weather conditions (we operate all year round).
  • Be a Team Player
  • Be keen to develop a career in horticulture

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum A-C GCSE’s in maths and English (4s or above),
  • Functional skills level 2 or an equivalent

Future prospects

On completion of your apprenticeship other apprenticeship qualification could be available to suit your development.

In addition, a wage increase could be offered for the right candidate as well as a permanent position.

This is an opportunity for someone who is motivated, energetic and looking to grow in the business.

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

As of the 1st April 2021 The National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £4.30per hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.

About the employer

Intepro Solutions work across a range of locations (schools, parks, etc.) in the Birmingham area. 

They are linked with local sports club like ERFC (Erdington Rugby Football Club) and run local initiatives that support the community.



Intepro Solutions Ltd


590A Kingsbury Road



B24 9ND

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Birmingham Metropolitan College


Ricardo Ward

Horticulture or landscape operative level 2.

Standards are occupation-focused; they are not qualification-led. The learning happens throughout the apprenticeship. And the apprentice is assessed at the end.  There is a focus on key areas – knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB)

Highlights of the new Standard:

  • There is a major shift from assessing to learning. Instead of continually assessing learners, assessors will be more like tutors or mentors – planning activities, sending feedback and supporting apprentices until the EPA (End Point Assessment). The EPAO (End Point Assessment Organisation) will then be responsible for assessing the apprentice. 
  • Instead of assessing apprentices, on-programme learning will meet all the KSBs in the standard and prepare apprentices for their EPA. Mentors will need to check which assessment methods are used in the EPA and do mock tests and practice runs as the apprentice approaches the EPA. 
  • The standards include a 20% off-the-job training requirement. This means providers and employers need to work together to plan learning activities outside of the apprentice's normal working duties. Off-the-job training is mandatory and will be audited, so it needs to be properly organised and recorded.  
  • Apprentices are now graded according to their performance in the EPA. This means mentors will need to work closely with their learners to get the most out of them – planning activities to coach borderline apprentices and stretch and challenge high achievers.  

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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