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Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Level (1) MASHFORD GARDENING & GENERAL MAINTENACE LTD

Mashfords have been maintaining gardens large and small for over 25 years. We currently look after in excess of 100. Gardening and landscaping. You will carry out general maintenance tasks, ensure all tools are stored correctly etc.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,004.80

    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

    Monday to Friday, working hours TBC

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    2 Years

  • Possible start date

    04 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    11 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000106670

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Apprentice Gardener and Landscaper.

This is a great opportunity to achieve a qualification in horticulture, while gaining practical skills and experience alongside another horticulturist.

Do you have the passion to work outdoors with manual skills that you feel can be of benefit to a long established family business?

Duties:

  • Carry out all general maintenance tasks
  • Practice safe systems of work
  • Ensure all tools are stored correctly
  • Contribute fully to team working
  • Undertake all aspects of garden maintenance, landscaping and commercial grounds
  • maintenance
  • Have the desire to learn and become an asset to the company and themselves
  • You will also be required to complete the following: planting, plant growth and development; care for plants correctly in different environments

Pay and benefits:

  • Starting pay of national minimum apprentice wage, paid monthly in arrears
  • Statutory holiday pay. Currently 28 days pro-rata
  • Statutory sick pay
  • Assistance with fares for college
  • PPE provided while training
  • Periodic performance and pay reviews 

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

Training - Day release:

  • Full Level 2 Horticultural apprenticeship
  • Level 2 Horticultural qualification
  • Functional skills if applicable
  • First aid qualification

Training - On job:

  • Safe use of gardening and other hand tools
  • Safe use of petrol-powered gardening machinery (subject to age)
  • Identification and care of plants, shrubs, when and where to plant them
  • Safe working practices related to the above

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Opportunity to learn and develop within the company. Progression on to higher apprenticeship/training.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Physical fitness, IT skills, Team working

Qualifications

NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent Maths (Grade 1) Desired
NVQ or SVQ Level 1 or equivalent English (Grade 1) Desired

Things to consider

• This is a physical role working in all weathers outdoors. • The work at times is physical so fitness is essential. • Must have a flexible approach to hours due to the weather

About the employer

Garden and Landscape Services

Employer

MASHFORD GARDENING & GENERAL MAINTENACE LTD

Address

31 Hazel Close

BENFLEET

SS7 2EP

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Training

Training provider

CENTRAL YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 30 Dec 2022