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Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Worker K Hill & Partners Ltd

K Hill & Partners are looking for apprentices to work within their soft landscaping, planting and grounds maintenance teams. You will be involved in various aspects of Horticulture and gain an industry recognised qualification.

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Closing date: 24 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage

    £200.00

  • Working week

    You will be working Monday to Friday, 7:30am to 4:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC001810903

  • Positions

    1 available

Commercial landscaping, grassland maintenance, tree surgery and woodland management. We have ongoing contracts with national organisations and regularly work for councils, property developers, landscape architects and estate managers.

Work location and type varies day to day, providing a wide range of opportunities. Our services include:

  • Woodland / forestry maintenance
  • Forestry management
  • Highway maintenance
  • Site clearance
  • Tree surgery
  • Grassland maintenance
  • Hard and soft landscaping
  • Noxious weed control
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Wildflower seeding and cutting

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Experience of physical work, physically fit and strong
  • Careful and considerate when using tools and equipment
  • Awareness of the importance of health and safety
  • Willingness to learn
  • Passion for the industry and the outdoors in general

Personal qualities

  • Use own initiative
  • Problem solver/logical
  • Proactive
  • Diligent
  • Punctual
  • Have physical strength
  • Organised
  • Dexterous
  • Have a sense of humour

Desired qualifications

GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths and English.

Future prospects

Future prospects include working on soft landscaping projects, residential and commercial planting schemes as well as grounds maintenance contracts.

Support available for additional machinery operation tickets and/or training to Level 3.

Things to consider

You will be working on different sites around Cornwall and West Devon.

No public transport available to the main yard. The successful candidate will need to be dropped to/collected from pick up points if own transport is not held.

Please note you will be working outdoors in all weathers.

Hourly wage is £5ph. This may be negotiable.

Immediate start available for employment at minimum wage. This will convert to an apprenticeship in April.


About the employer

We are looking for apprentices to work within our soft landscaping, planting and grounds maintenance teams. You will be involved in various aspects of our work, including:

  • Garden and grounds planting and landscaping
  • Strimming for vegetation clearance
  • Wood chipping, hedge trimming and laying

Employer

K Hill & Partners Ltd

Address

Primrose Cottage

Bodmin

PL30 4HB

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College

Contact

Chelsea Cooke 01209 616452

You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship Standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend Duchy College Rosewarne on a regular basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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