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Apprentice Landscape Operative BLUE FERN LANDSCAPES LTD

This would be a great opportunity for the right candidate to get involved in a varied, exciting and fulfilling industry with a landscaping company that has very high standards. Our small team is hard working and inclusive producing a high calibre of workmanship which you will be taught accordingly, learning to work with a varied range of materials.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £12,960.00

    Performance increases

  • Working week

    Full time position, Monday to Friday 7.45 - 4.45 Total hours per week: 40

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000061607

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Working with the team to develop the garden and implement the design to the customers / designers specification.
  • Respect the health and safety requirements as laid down by the company.
  • Be expected to work outside in all weathers.
  • Assist skilled team members in the construction of fencing, decking, brickwork, patios and walls. Also soft landscaping i.e. planting and turfing.
  • Keep site clean, tidy and safe
  • Deal with our customers in a polite and responsible way, and be an integral part of the team.
  • Our company is well known for our high professional standards and we expect our apprentices to help uphold these and aspire to be the best.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • Level 2 Apprenticeship
  • 1 day a week at college
  • Start September 2022

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of a full-time contract upon completion of Apprenticeship.
  • Training and exposure to experience in all aspects of a very varied industry.
  • As the company grows, opportunities may arise for the correct candidates within various aspects of the business including supervisory and specific skill roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Punctual, Polite, Hardworking

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 5 / C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

You need to be presentable and polite. You must be physically fit, and able to lift and move heavy objects. You will be working in all weathers. You must be able to make your own way to different site locations every day, and college every week. Driving license and own vehicle would be highly advantageous. We have zero tolerance for misconduct.

About the employer

Hard landscaping company, based in Reading producing high quality garden builds, who has good previous experience with apprentices.

Employer

BLUE FERN LANDSCAPES LTD

Address

Different Locations

In the Reading

Area

RG4 8NL

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Training

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

Contact

Sarah Hill

shill@bca.ac.uk

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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