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Horticulture Apprentice JAMES JOHN DIGBY HEXT, SALLY ANNE HEXT

JJD & SA Hext are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Horticulture Apprentice and gain an insight into the industry. You will be involved in the full process of vegetable production from seeding and planting of vegetables, to harvesting and preparation, amongst other duties.

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Closing date: 17 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00

    Payment will depend on their location, age and experience but start at £6/hr to rise incrementally every 6 monthly review should the applicant show appropriate progression.

  • Working week

    Working week 8am – 5pm with a 30-minute break between 10am – 10.30am and an hour break between 1pm – 2pm.

    Total hours per week: 32

  • Expected duration

    15 Months

  • Possible start date

    13 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000122413

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Daily duties will include:

  • Seeding and germinating our own vegetable modules
  • Planting the vegetable modules with a tractor operated planter and by hand
  • Training and pruning polytunnel vegetables
  • Developing planting schedules
  • Weeding, harvesting, preparing and washing vegetables ready for restaurants

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

You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship Standard.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

There is the option to progress on to a Level 3 Apprenticeship or a full-time study programme at the college upon sucessfully completing this Horticulture Operative Standard.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade C/4) Essential

Things to consider

Rural location, so own transport is a must.

About the employer

Roseland Market Garden is a year-old start-up venture, we supply only the freshest of vegetables to a selection of Cornwall's most renowned restaurants, located predominantly on the Roseland Peninsular. We operate 2 large polytunnels and 5 acres under a unique mix of regenerative and organic principles, maximizing the cropping potential of the small area, whilst investing in the soil. After a first year in production that exceeded all expectations, we are looking to employ an apprentice to keep pace with the expanding customer base and share our knowledge. Our customers are all within a 6-mile radius of the farm. We feel that our customers are purchasing a ‘story’ when they choose to buy through us. We tie our customers into this story through the medium of Instagram, using this to add to the value in buying locally. @roselandmarketgarden

Employer

JAMES JOHN DIGBY HEXT, SALLY ANNE HEXT

Address

CARWARTHEN FARM

ST JUST IN ROSELAND

TRURO

TR2 5JJ

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Training

Training provider

CORNWALL COLLEGE

Contact

Liz

01209 617826

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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