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Job Title : Apprentice Greenkeeper
Employer : Ufford Park Hotel & Golf Club
Location : Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1QW
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01090
Vacancy Short Description : Exciting opportunity to work within our experienced greenkeeping team to maintain & assist with all aspects of the day to day running/upkeep of golf course.

 

Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 3. Evidence of qualifications will be required. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Vacancy Full Description : Job Role will include:-
- Mowing
- Strimming
- Raking the bunkers
- General Upkeep of site
- Use of greenkeeping equipment and machinery
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon-Fri, 6.30am-2.30pm, 40 hrs p.w.
Salary : £148.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 07/01/2019
Possible Start Date : 21/01/2019
Personal Qualities : Applicants must also be good team workers, have appropriate initiative and be hard working.
Skills Required : You will need to be reliable, enthusiastic, honest, good communicator, good interpersonal skills and flexible
Future Prospects : If the successful candidate equips themselves with the right manner and shows they are able to use their own initiative, are hardworking and reliable, there is a strong possibility of future employment.

Person would eventually work on their own if they felt able and maybe as a supervisor of others in the future.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Level 2 Horticulture (Greenkeeping)
College Attendance; There is no regular college attendance required as the qualification is delivered almost entirely in the workplace.
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour with effect from 1st April 2018. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week:
Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : The successful applicant will be required to work in all weather conditions.
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