Apprentice Horticulture Assistant BENNETT LANDSCAPES & MAINTENANCE LTD

Do you like working outdoors? Do you have a flair for all things landscaping? Well, guess what? Bennett Landscapes are willing to train and support your development via this great apprenticeship opportunity! They are looking for someone who is able work confidently with other people, use their own initiative and have a love for what they do.

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Closing date: 19 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    Apprentices will earn £7 per hr

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates
  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, between 8.00am - 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jul 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000262731

  • Positions

    4 available

What you will do in your working day

  • To work with all landscape based teams in delivering the maintenance programme to a high standard and within the given timescales. This includes tasks such as mowing, strimming, litter picking, shrub pruning, weeding and hedge cutting
  • To ensure that all necessary paperwork is handed in on time and completed in a professional manner
  • Complete all preoperational checks to machinery and vehicles in accordance with Bennett Landscapes & Maintenance Limited internal policy
  • To ensure that punctuality and attendance are always adhered to for Bennett Landscapes & Maintenance Limited also for Birmingham Metropolitan College
  • Ensure that all PPE and corporate uniform is always worn
  • To accompany a variety of teams in completing the cyclical and responsive work that is required across all our service areas
  • Ensure that Bennetts landscape programme is kept to a high standard and completed within the given timeframe
  • Promote and maintain a culture which places customers first and aims to deliver a high standard of service

The training you will be getting

Undergo training, on a day release basis under the supervision of Birmingham Metropolitan College.

This is a level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship that includes the following:

  • Mandatory Qualifications
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day course-Ofqual registered qualification)
  • LANTRA Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides or C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • LANTRA Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand-Held Equipment or C&G Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Equipment
  • An apprentice is expected to attend college at least 1 day a week at the Botanical Garden Study Centre
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • A full-time position will be offered to those who successfully complete their apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, time management, build positive relationships

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-3/A*-D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 9-3/A*-D) Desired

About the employer

Bennett Landscapes believe the level of service provided is of the highest standard and we continually strive for excellence due to our passion for our profession. Our aim and philosophy is to deliver a high quality finished service for all our operations, with an enthusiastic drive and commitment that is born out of a long and successful history within the trade. In striving to be competitive within our sector, at Bennett Landscapes & Maintenance Ltd we are always guided by our commitment to customer care whilst providing a pragmatic and creative approach to each and every job we undertake.

Employer

BENNETT LANDSCAPES & MAINTENANCE LTD

Address

Bennett Landscapes, Poplar Drive, Birmingham

B6 7AD

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN 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:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Contact

Sophie Downing

apprenticeships@bmet.ac.uk

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

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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