We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our team, as an apprentice gardener working across Oxfordshire. We undertake all aspects of garden maintenance and landscaping. The main duties will include, mowing, weeding, hedge cutting, clearing up and undertaking lawn maintenance programs.
Closing date: 05 Feb 2023
Wage may be higher if the right candidate is successful with the relevant experience.
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
20 Feb 2023
06 Jan 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
We offer a range of garden services across Oxfordshire providing best horticultural practice advice and service.
We are currently looking for an enthusiastic motivated person to join our team.
This role will involve being outdoors in all weathers and would suit someone with a passion for the outdoors and the enviroment.
It is a great opportunity for someone to learn how to prune train and trim the spaces around them.
Duties will include, but aren't limited to:
- Tree and shrub planting and pruning (fruit or flower)
- Lawn care, mowing, scarifying and hollow tining
- Hedge cutting and shaping
- Maintenance of herbaceous and mixed borders
- Tennis court and large hard standing area maintenance
- Identification and control of pests and diseases
- Composting and mulching
You will be using a wide selection of different tools (some powered and some handheld). You will also be meeting and talking to clients so being polite and well-mannered is also an important part of the role.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
· 15 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment
· Work-based training with your employer
· Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
· 14 days college attendance to complete Horticulture Principles and Practice course
· 1 day college attendance to complete Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid course
· 2 days college attendance to complete Level 2 PA1 Pesticides course
· Level 1 Functional Skills in Maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
· Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work
· Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Maths
· Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid
· Level 2 PA1 Pesticides
· Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship
End Point Assessment:
· Knowledge test
· Practical assessment
· Professional discussion
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
This post has excellent prospects with the righ person potentially being offered a permanent post on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
Spruce Up Your Garden
ABINGDON AND WITNEY COLLEGE
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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