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Job Title : Full Time Plant Area Apprentice
Employer : Twenty Pence Garden Centre
Location : Ely, Cambridgeshire, CB6 3RN
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01408
Vacancy Short Description : A great opportunity to join a fast growing Family run Garden Centre in the Village of Wilburton just outside the City of Ely.


Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. You will initially be invited in for a college interview.
Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-E or 9- 2. 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 : Come and join our friendly and Professional Plant area team as a Horticultural Apprentice, and learn some great skills and gain knowledge in an exciting rewarding industry.

Quote from Plant area Manager “There is no better way to learn all about Horticulture then a work placed Apprenticeship you will learn all about Plants from Pest control to ideal conditions along with hands on experience and even gain some life skills that will help you further your chosen career”


You are responsible for the up keep of all plants this will involve feeding, watering, deadheading, pest control and top dressing along with keeping the plant area well presented, tidy and restocked.
You will need to give our customers advice in choosing the correct plant(s) for their requirements along with giving them support on design of borders and the best way to keep their plants healthy.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 5 working days total paid hours 37.5 with half hour lunch break
Salary : £225.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 27/07/2018
Possible Start Date : 06/08/2018
Personal Qualities : You must have a passion for the industry. The ability to absorb information and knowledge I essential
Skills Required : You Must be able to demonstrate:

• Attention to detail
• Able to maintain standards
• Good timekeeping and commitment
• Able to work within a close team and alone
• Good communicational skills
• Friendly and approachable customer service
Future Prospects : We are looking at this position growing into assistant plant area manager once the apprenticeship is complete with an hourly rate of £8.50
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Intermediate apprenticeship in Horticulture Level 2
College Attendance: No regular college attendance at present
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:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: Working 37 ½ hours per week usual working day will be 9-5 however your starting and finishing time may vary, the business does not operate in the evening but on an occasion may call upon your support.

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 position is mainly based outside in most conditions, some work can be undertaken under cover in extreme weather conditions
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