Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice
Employer : Seven Hills Crematorium
Location : Ipswich, Suffolk, IP10 0DQ
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01454
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as a horticultural specialist
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 : Maintenance of the grounds across the full site
Health and Safety procedures
Use of hand held and equipment such as strimmer’s
Use of ride on mowers.
Planting and weeding
General maintenance of the grounds
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours (Mon – Fri 08:00 – 16:00 with 2 x 30 min breaks)
Salary : £200.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 20/07/2018
Possible Start Date : 30/07/2018
Personal Qualities : You will be keen to learn new skills from our experienced members of staff.
You will be a good time keeper along with the need to understand flexibility in working hours. The customer service experience is paramount to the client experience therefore you will have an understanding of the importance of this.
Skills Required : Ideally you will have a passion for horticultural work and have some experience even if it is only working in your own or family members gardens or allotments.
Future Prospects : For the right candidate who proves to be reliable, keen to learn and flexible in there hours the long term prospects of a full time role are excellent
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Horticulture L2 Apprenticeship
College Attendance:No College Attendance
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 (Mon – Fri 08:00 – 16:00 with 2 x 30 min breaks)
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 : Consideration should be given to the physical nature of this role.
You will be on your feet for most of the day.
Primarily this is outdoor work at times you will be holt cold or wet.
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