Job Title : Apprentice Gardener
Employer : Shadwell Estate Company Ltd
Location : Thetford, Norfolk, IP24 2QE
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01438
Vacancy Short Description : Apprentice to join the gardening team at a prestigious private estate.
Qualifications Required : Preferably Level 2 Horticultural/Gardening Certificate
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.
Vacancy Full Description : General gardening duties including
Maintenance of grounds including mowing, edging, leaf blowing etc.
May include strimming/hedge cutting.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours per week. Hours to be arranged
Salary : £313.16 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/06/2018
Possible Start Date : 25/06/2018
Personal Qualities : Enthusiasm and be able to work as part of a small team
Skills Required : Knowledge of plants and gardening techniques
Future Prospects : Completion of Level 3 in horticultural / gardening qualification.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Level 3 Advanced Horticultural 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 £3.70 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: 40 hours per week. Hours to be arranged
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 : Outside working in all weather conditions
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