Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice
Employer : Vertas Ltd
Location : Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 5PB
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01514
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Grounds person with one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK
Qualifications Required : Minimum of 3 x GCSE’s at Grade 4/C or above, including Maths and English, (or equivalent)
Vacancy Full Description : Based at Grounds Office Northgate High School Ipswich
Your duties will include but not be limited to the following tasks
• Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
• Maintain and develop personal performance
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Preparing ground for seeding and planting
• Establishing plants or seeds in soil
• Maintain the health of sports turf
• Maintain the condition of sports turf surfaces
• Renovate and repair sports turf surfaces
• Use and maintain non-powered and hand held powered tools and equipment
• Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37
Salary : £185.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 18/01/2019
Possible Start Date : 04/02/2019
Personal Qualities : You should be prepared to work hard in a pressured environment. You must have good communication skills.
Ideally you will have some experience of a horticulture/landscaping/ environment;. You should understand the importance of making the right impression at an interview. You will need to work well within a team environment.
Skills Required : The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for outdoor horticultural sports surface operations in general. The successful candidate will understand the opportunity that this apprenticeship has for the development of a long term career as a specialist amenity horticulture apprentice within one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK.
Future Prospects : Excellent prospects of a full time role with further development and training for the successful candidate that proves to be reliable hardworking and flexible. Further training and development can be expected including certification of PA1 PA6 and Trailer Test
Training to be Provided : 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: From 1st April 2018 the NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.70 per hour. 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
Working Week: 37 hours per week Mon-Fri 8am-4pm
Shortlisting and 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 : This opportunity is predominantly for outdoor work so you can expect at times to be either hot cold or wet
You will be on your feet for most of the day.
Consideration should be given to the physical nature of the
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