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Apprentice Gardener Wintergreen Groundcare Ltd

Gardener Landscaper role duties will include; hedge trimming, grass strimming, grass cutting, litter picking, shrub pruning, and landscape construction work.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2021

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £172.00

    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

    Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2021

  • Date posted

    30 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001745332

  • Positions

    1 available

Wintergreen is based in Ellerker HU15 2DW, so candidates would need independent transport to get to Ellerker for 07.30 am start. 

Tasks include general garden maintenance works and creation of new gardens. 

Must enjoy outdoor physical work in all weathers. 

Must be enthusiastic and interested in gardening/landscaping work.  Must have good work ethic and must also work to a high standard at all times. 

Duties:

  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Grass cutting
  • Grass Strimming
  • Pruning
  • Planting
  • Clearing
  • Landscape, Design and Construction
  • Snow Clearance and Gritting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be a hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Candidate need to be enthusiastic and interested in this line of work
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential 

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade D or 3 (or equivalent) in maths and English.

Future prospects

Candidate will be provided with additional training opportunities throughout that will provide an excellent foundation for a career in the sector.

Things to consider

  • Weekend and out of hours work may apply
  • If you are short listed for this vacancy you will need to attend for interview
  • The role will involve working outdoors/in all weathers/ driving agricultural vehicles/using heavy equipment/lifting etc.
  • Clothing and safety wear including boots will be provided
  • The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the site by means of independent transport
  • Wages to be discussed in more detail at interview

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


About the employer

Established in 1983, Wintergreen is a family run Commercial and Estates Grounds Maintenance and Landscaping company providing a professional service throughout East Yorkshire, including:

  • Grounds Maintenance
  • Landscape, Design and Construction
  • Snow Clearance and Gritting

We undertake a wide range of contracts for:

  • Facilities Management
  • Schools and Colleges
  • Retail and Business Parks
  • Sports and Amenity Areas
  • Offices, Hotels
  • Industrial Estates

Employer

Wintergreen Groundcare Ltd

Address

Ings Lane

Brough

HU15 2DW

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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

  • Level 2 Standard in Horticulture & Landscape Operative
  • 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
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if applicable

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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