Kitchen Garden Apprenticeship CHISWICK HOUSE TRADING COMPANY LTD.
We are looking for a Kitchen Garden Apprentice to work as part of our kitchen garden team in our beautiful, historic 2-acre walled, productive garden. You will be helping to grow food and flowers for display, sale and donation. You will work with our volunteers and community groups, so you’ll need good communication skills.
Closing date: 15 Mar 2024
£9,609.60 to £18,964.40
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).Minimum Wage Rates
Total hours per week: 35
Possible start date
25 Apr 2024
30 Jan 2024
Level 2 (GCSE)
What you will do in your working day
The day’s activities are dependent on the season and will involve all aspects of growing in a public garden, from seed sowing to mulching, pruning trees to cutting flowers. There are a whole variety of other tasks all year round – there’s a lot to do.
Volunteers generally join us three mornings per week with community groups working with us too: It’s a busy space – staff and volunteer gardeners, visitors, impromptu meetings, commercial events, painting, and picnics.
You’ll also work in other areas of the garden too – learning about propagation, growing under glass in our glasshouse and helping out in our 65-acre landscape garden when the team needs it.
The training you will be getting
- Horticulture Operative
- College one day a week
- Functional Skills English and maths level 1
- Emergency first aid at work
- Level 2 award in the safe use of pesticides PA1
What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship
Each apprentice will be given the opportunity to grow within the organisation, our vision is to grow our own qualified staff, and the apprenticeship scheme is one method of achieving this goal.
During the Apprenticeship scheme, the apprentice will work with a qualified member of staff and be provided the support and guidance required to progress within their career.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Level 2) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 1) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Level 2) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
CHISWICK HOUSE TRADING COMPANY LTD.
CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE
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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