Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprentice SUSTAIN LANDSCAPES LTD
Sustain Landscapes Ltd currently have a vacancy for an Apprentice Landscape Operative. The selected candidate will work on landscape construction contracts and grounds maintenance contracts across the North East region and will receive the required training to fulfil their position and progress in their career.
Closing date: 27 Oct 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 30
Possible start date
30 Oct 2023
06 Jun 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Within various locations throughout the North East, duties will include:
- Receiving and implementing instruction from your Team Leader
- Working on construction sites carrying out tasks such as implementing landscape planting schemes involving preparing landscape areas, implementing planting plans with specimen trees, hedges, shrubs, perennials and bulbs as well as installing formal turf lawns, grass-seeded areas and wildflower areas.
- Constructing new football pitches involving topsoiling, sand amelioration, drainage installation and seeding.
- Working on grounds maintenance sites carrying out tasks such as maintaining formal lawns, amenity areas and sports pitches; sports pitch renovations including aeration, top dressing and overseeding; marking out winter sports pitches and summer athletics pitches and maintaining all weather sports pitches.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
30 hours per week, six of which will be at Kirkley Hall College on day release.
Qualification is the Horticulture Standard Level 2.
First Aid at Work Certificate and Pesticide Spraying Certificate included in the qualification.
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Sustain Landscapes Limited is an expanding and forward-thinking company and has a policy of promoting from within. Training and career progression could be available to the successful candidate.
One progression pathway could be undertaking the Horticulture Supervisor Level 3 Apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-2 or A*-E) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
CITY OF SUNDERLAND COLLEGE
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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