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Estates Apprentice YATE TOWN COUNCIL

Through working to gain experience and being trained along the way (both practical and vocational), to assist with all works connected with Town Council parks, play areas, open spaces (including lakes and conservation areas), sports facilities, properties and street furniture, ensuring that they are maintained to a high standard.

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Closing date: 14 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,254.44 to £18,278.00

    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

    Your normal working hours will be: 7.30am – 4.00pm (Monday to Thursday) and 7.30am – 3.30pm on Fridays (with a one hour unpaid lunch break each day)

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

All work to be carried out under the supervision and guidance of the Estates Supervisor or other person appointed by the Town Clerk:

(a)         Assist as directed with all tasks in connection with the maintenance, inspection and upkeep of the Town Council’s parks, play areas, open spaces (including lakes and conservation areas), sports facilities, properties and street furniture, ensuring that they are kept in good order and to a high standard.

(b)         Assist with general handyperson tasks including any necessary painting, repairs and cleaning as required to Town Council properties and equipment to the quality and standards specified.

(c)          Ensure that all tools and equipment used are properly looked after and to assist with their safekeeping.

(d)         Assist with upkeep of council vehicles and to complete vehicle mileage sheets and worksheets, if relevant, as required.

(e)         Empty dog/litter bins and ensure rubbish is available for collection.

(f)           To undertake any other reasonable tasks as directed.

(g)         To attend college and complete coursework/exams on time and to a high standard.

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

Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship

Emergency first aid: HABC Level 3 Award Emergency First Aid at Work.

Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (PA1) (Non-regulated)

English and maths: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

May lead to continued employment for the right candidate on completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness, Practical common sense, Work to instruction, Being outdoors in all weather


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

Town Council will interview for this role The postholder will be required to undertake formal training as instructed by the Town Council. The postholder may be required to undertake any other reasonable task as directed by the Town Clerk or Town Council. Duties may vary from time to time without changing the character of the post or the level of responsibility. The postholder receives instruction and in-house training on the safe and correct use of equipment and machinery before they are allowed to use it. Outdoor working in inclement weather conditions and emptying of dog/litter bins. Previous knowledge or experience would be an advantage. However on-the-job training in all aspects of the work will be given. You will need to be able to Travel to Wiltshire College and University centre Lackham campus in Wiltshire.

About the employer

The Town Council aims to improve the quality of life for the residents of Yate. We (Yate Town Council) provide a range of sporting facilities including a bowling green, football pitches, tennis courts and pavilion facilities and also, a skateboarding park. In addition, we own several properties including the Pop Inn Café, the Armadillo Youth Cafe and Venue, Yate Heritage Centre, the Parish Hall and Poole Court. Some of our facilities are even available to hire. We also provide bus shelters, litter bins, dog bins and public seats. In addition, we administer and provide play areas at many locations throughout the town. We also own and maintain several areas of open space including Lye Field, Yate Rocks Common, Goose Green and St Mary’s Green. We undertake projects to enhance and upgrade existing facilities and also, to provide new amenities for residents and visitors to enjoy.







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Training provider



Wiltshire College and University Centre Apprenticeship Team


Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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