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Job Title : Gardening and Landscaping apprentice
Employer : Covered in Green
Location : Earsham, Norfolk, NR35 2AP
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01425
Vacancy Short Description : wanted: Apprentice Landscaper and Gardener willing to learn new skills each day


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- 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 : The position(s) are for an apprentice gardener and landscaper.
The role will involve moving between two teams working on a range of projects from landscaping, planting, pruning, mowing and digging.
We will do our best to ensure that the role is varied, our client base ranges from retainers at large formal gardens to installing patios, lawns and driveways, as well as hedge cutting, mowing and everything in between. We are also currently developing a cut flower and plant element to our business so an interest in propagation and garden pest control would be useful.
Number of Positions Available : 2
Working Week : 40 hrs M - F 8-5 with 1 hr lunch break, winter hours are shorter - weather dependent
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/06/2018
Possible Start Date : 11/06/2018
Personal Qualities : We are looking for candidates who are hard working, punctual, and keen to learn, although we won’t allow anyone to drive the company vehicles under 25, a driving licence and ability to get to our base on a daily basis is a must.
Skills Required : Ability to display some knowledge of plants and the gardening industry would be useful, but beyond that full training will be given.
Future Prospects : We are looking for candidates that want to learn and progress as our business develops, we hope that after the apprenticeship is completed that candidates will join our team as a full time member of staff and beyond this progress into specialising in their chosen area of interest within the business.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Level 2 Horticulture/Landscaping apprenticeship
College Attendance: To Be Advised
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 £3.50 per hour with effect from 1st April 2017. 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: In the summer season 8-5 with 1 hr lunch break, winter hours are shorter and weather dependent.
In the summer season 8-5 with 1 hr lunch break, winter hours are shorter and weather dependent.£160 based on 40 hrs per week but we are prepared to be flexible if the right candidate wishes to undertake further horticultural courses alongside their apprenticeship.

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 vacancy is based permanently outdoors, in the summer this means that candidates have to be sensible about conditions, we supply a uniform and sunscreen but we rely on our staff to consider the conditions and ensure that they wear sunhats and drink sufficient water etc to be able to do their job effectively. Likewise in the winter we supply wet weather gear and only stop when the weather makes it unsafe to work, so candidates must be prepared to work in cold and wet conditions
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