Apprentice Landscape Gardener Thames Valley Landscapes Limited

Full range of landscaping projects undertaken by a well established but growing landscaping company in Maidenhead and throughout the Thames Valley. Projects you’d be expected to work on will be from small soft landscaping to bigger scale hard landscaping projects. You will be mainly working in small teams constructing beautiful gardens from designs

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    7.30am to 16.45pm, Monday to Friday. 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    20 months

  • Possible start date

    04 Nov 2017

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number

    VAC001159984

  • Positions

    1 available

The successful candidate will form part of our team working on both commercial and private jobs. Our work is from concept through design and into installation, we offer the complete range of landscaping services to fit all gardens. We get to work at lots of different sites as well as some regular sites. So there is a degree of variety.

 

Our company is well known for our high professional standards and we expect our apprentices to aspire to be the best. You will be given training on-the-job as well as one day a week at Berkshire College of Agriculture.

 

We enjoy all things landscaping and have been doing this for over 15 years. We want to take on an apprentice who is positive and energetic and wants to learner about the industry we thrive.

 

Tasks will include:

  • preparing and levelling ground
  • erecting fences
  • helping lay patios and paths
  • prepping and laying turf
  • planting shrubs and plants to design spec
  • garden clearance
  • building decking
  • sports pitch and lawn care

     

Previously to you applying, please can you check how you will get to and fro work as well as to college.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Good communication skills

Able to work in a team and follow instructions as well as ask for clarification if you do not fully understand the task.

Personal qualities

Keen to learn and must be able to understand and follow simple job tasks.

Able to get on with people.

Be able to interact with the team and clients in a professional manner.

Be positive

Have a passion for learning and horticulture.

Qualifications required

None

Future prospects

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for landscaping who will be happy to learn and long term be a strong part of our team. Full time employment will hopefully be offered at the end of the apprenticeship provided understanding of the job is reached.

Things to consider

This job is hard work but also very rewarding as you can see the end project in a short amount of time. There is a lot of heavy lifting, cement mixing, barrowing etc and in all conditions throughout the year. Based at SL4 5UR. Must be able to get to site. Public transport to this site is minimal.

About the employer

We have been landscaping for nearly 20 years and re-branded in 2010. Since then, we have established both long term maintenance and landscaping contracts at both residential and commercial sites such as hotels and schools. Our business has substantially grown in the last few years and we now have a team of approx 15. Our landscaping projects vary dramatically, some will be a small 1 day job, other will last up to 2 months +.

Employer

Thames Valley Landscapes Limited

Address

12 In the Ray

Maidenhead

SL6 8DH

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Training provider

Full training to be provided with employer as well as one day a week at college.

Apprenticeship framework

Horticulture

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture

Contact

Sophie Robinson 01628 827438 sjrobinson@bca.ac.uk


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Closing date: 31 Oct 2017