Job Title : Apprentice Horticultural / Landscape Assistant
Employer : TKE Landscaping Ltd
Location : Wendens Ambo, Essex, CB11 4JS
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01468
Vacancy Short Description : Greenman Landscapes Ltd are seeking an apprentice landscape gardener you will get to help maintain and improve private gardens, whilst learning how to prune and maintain shrubs and plants.
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.
Vacancy Full Description : As part of our Maintenance Department your day to day duties will be working as part of a team to maintain domestic gardens.
You will be assisting a Team leader with tasks, some will be completed independently, these include lawn cutting, strimming, clearing work, pruning, weeding and hedging
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : M-F 7.45am to 5pm with one hours lunch break, 42.5 hours per week.
Salary : £157.69 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 19/10/2018
Possible Start Date : 29/10/2018
Personal Qualities : Enthusiasm self-motivation, common sense and determination.
Skills Required : Experience of physical work, and driving licence desirable
Future Prospects : There 1s a great chance of career progression as we expand the scope and territory that we cover. We would hope to train you as a responsible and independent worker who will become a valued member of our team.
Training to be Provided : Qualification:
College Attendance: NO
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 1s t 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
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 : Landscaping is rewarding, but is physically and mentally demanding, we work outside 1n ALL weathers and temperatures.
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