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Maintenance & Soft Landscaping Apprentice LOCATION LANDSCAPES LTD

Apprenticeship available with soft landscaping and maintenance specialist company based in Petersfield.

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Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,400.00

    £200 per week

  • Working week

    40 Hours per week. Mon - Fri 8am - 5pm Total hours per week: 40.00

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    20 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000068058

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Location Landscapes are specialists in maintenance and soft landscaping for domestics gardens in Hampshire and the Home Counties.

We have a vacancy for an apprentice to learn all aspects of:

  • planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants as well as keeping a domestic garden well maintained.
  • As most of our work is carried out in private gardens you must be well presented, polite and conscientious.
  • Good communication skills and a keen interest in the horticulture industry is essential.

 

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

Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2
Emergency First Aid
PA1 PA6
Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths much achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment
Apprentices will need to achieve the EPA's to achieve their apprenticeship:

On-line knowledge assessment - a 60-minute online test containing 40 multiple choice questions
Practical assessment EPA - a range of 3 practical activities taking no more than six hours undertaken in controlled conditions with responses to verbal questioning from the Independent End Point Assessor.  The apprentice will undertake two tasks from the core tasks and one task from the optional route - Horticulture or Landscaping
Professional Discussion EPA - An hour-long professional discussion under controlled conditions between the EPA and the apprentice to allow the apprentice to demonstrate their knowledge
You will be required to attend Sparsholt College on a day release basis to learn about horticulture, to include:
Health & Safety
Use and maintain non-powered and handheld powered equipment
Use and maintain pedestrian controlled equipment
Environment protection
Plant identification and nomenclature - Latin and common
Vegetation control
Soil science and cultivation
Plant establish & maintenance
Plant grown
Plant health
Establish & maintain amenity areas
Survey and mark out sites for landscaping features
Construct hard landscape features
Maintain hard landscape features

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We are looking to invest in the right person and hope this opportunity will be a long term partnership with Location Landscapes. We are a young growing company therefore there are prospects to move up the career ladder.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working out of doors all through the year and in all weathers.

About the employer

Garden Landscape Company

Employer

LOCATION LANDSCAPES LTD

Address

THE OLD COW SHED

LOWER COWGROVE

HEATH FARM

GU31 4HT

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

Contact

Karen Jackson

karen.jackson@sparsholtservices.ac.uk

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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