Plant Area/Compound Apprentice LONGACRES GARDEN CENTRE LIMITED
An excellent opportunity working at Longacres Garden Centre in the plant area, supporting the team with the daily upkeep of the site displays inside and out. Watering, basic housekeeping, potting, pruning and deadheading of the plants, dealing with customer enquiries and orders, also helping with deliveries and stocking of the area.
Closing date: 01 Mar 2024
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
29 Mar 2024
29 Jan 2024
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
Longacres Garden Centre Ltd, has one of the largest privately owned garden centres in Surrey. The Company now has five sites, one small shop in Chobham and four garden centres in Bagshot, Shepperton, Bybrook and Chelmsford. This role will be for our larger store in Bagshot.
To apply for this role, you will need to be passionate about horticulture and want to work outside with a wide range of plants. The role will be working outside in all weathers with a very hands-on approach. This is a great opportunity for anyone looking to progress within the Horticulture industry as you will cover all aspects of horticulture including the development and maintenance of amenities within this area. As this site has a vast plant area you will be able to gain a great plant knowledge. This role is key to this area as all the plants need to be maintained daily ensuring further growth and a healthy appearance.
Some of your day-to-day duties will include:
- Basic housekeeping
- Pruning and deadheading of the plants
- Dealing with customer enquiries and orders
- Helping with deliveries and stocking of the area
The training you will be getting
- Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English (if required)
- Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
- Level 2 PA2 Certificate (Safe Application of Pesticides)
- Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
- An assessor will visit you in the workplace every 12-weeks
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Possible future employment opportunities.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
Adjustments for experience
You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:
- qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
- industry or sector experience
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.
You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications
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