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Job Title : Apprentice gardener
Employer : Mrs H P Chapman
Location : East Carlton, Norfolk, NR4 8JY
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01431
Vacancy Short Description : Supporting the Head Gardener on a private estate. Grass cutting, strimming, pruning, weeding, planting.


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, Maths & Science at grades A-D or 9- 3.
Vacancy Full Description : Working as an Apprentice in a team of four.
Supporting and learning from the Head Gardener.
30 acre Estate, featuring an outstanding garden.
Private setting; not open to the public.
Grass cutting, strimming, pruning, weeding, planting.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Five days per week, 7.30 until 4.30. 42.5 hrs
Salary : £157.25 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 25/05/2018
Possible Start Date : 11/06/2018
Personal Qualities : Enthusiasm for gardening and the outdoors. Content to be part of a small team in a secluded setting. Desire to learn about practical horticulture.
Skills Required : Operating grass cutting and strimming machinery. Plant/weed recognition.
Future Prospects : The opportunity to learn and gain experience in a centre of excellence.
Salary reviewable every six months, for the first two years.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Horticulture LEVEL 2

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: Five days per week, 7.30 until 4.30. Morning break 10.00 to 10.30 (paid), lunchbreak 13.00 to 13.30

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 : Outdoors.
Private Estate.
Small team.
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