Apprentice Gardener/ Soft Landscaper HEDGEHOGS GARDEN SERVICES LIMITED
Apprentice gardener required for a grounds maintenance business, based south of Reading. The tasks you will be involved with include grass cutting, high quality hedge cutting and pruning, leaf collection, tree pruning, planting, landscaping.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2023
Pension scheme where applicable. Performance based salary reviews and driving incentive for the right candidate.
Monday to Friday - 8.00am-4.30pm. Some flexibility may be required if a client needs an earlier start.
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
01 Jul 2023
05 Apr 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
We work on a wide variety of properties from business parks and care homes, to large private estates. A range of different equipment is used and work is always conducted to a high standard. There will be regular interaction with clients and/or residents, and so a polite, well presented representative of the business is an important quality. No two weeks are the same, and a desire to be proud of what you have achieved, is vital.
The role will include:
- Regular grounds maintenance for private and commercial sites
- Garden Tidy Ups
- Hedge & Grass Cutting
- Lawn Care
- Using mowers and hand tools
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
- Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Maths & English Functional Skills if required (as part of your day release into college)
- Level 3 First Aid at Work
- An assessor will visit you at your employer every 8-10 weeks.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
2 Year plan - Full time position available to the right candidate upon completion of apprenticeship
3 year plan - Advanced Training (Chainsaws,Chippers,Ride on Mowers, Diggers, Dumpers, Telehandler Licence)
5 year plan - To be part of the expansion of the business becoming a team leader or supervisor.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C / 4 or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
HEDGEHOGS GARDEN SERVICES LIMITED
155 READING ROAD
THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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