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Job Title : Horticultural Mechanics Apprentice
Employer : Crisp Garden Machinery
Location : Diss, Norfolk, IP21 4TL
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Land based Engineering
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01501
Vacancy Short Description : apprentice mechanic needed for a small but busy family run lawnmower business


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-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : duties will include:

fixing and repairing machines used in gardens
answering the telephone
booking machines in
dealing with customers both face to face and over phone
some cash handling
diagnosing problems and fixing them
full training on site and via college will be given
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 45 within Monday to Friday 8:00am til 6:00pm Saturday 8:00am til 1:00pm
Salary : £175.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 29/03/2019
Possible Start Date : 08/04/2019
Personal Qualities : we are seeking someone who is not afraid of hard work and getting dirty but someone who enjoys learning and would enjoy their work
Skills Required : enthusiasm
good sense of humour
can work as part of a tem
keen to learn and work
able to follow instructions
polite and friendly in dealing with the public
Future Prospects : If successful there may be potential for full time employment
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Land based Engineering Level 3 Standard - 4 years duration
College Attendance: Block week 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:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Working Week: 42 hrs M - Th 9 - 6 Fr and Sat 9 -1
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 : Work may be outside and at customers addresses although mainly in a workshop
please note - We are a family run business and occasionally in the holidays we have our children down the workshop so would need to respect this
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