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Job Title : Groundsperson apprentice
Employer : Ashfords grounds Maintenance Ltd
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 8TD
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01538
Vacancy Short Description : groundsperson to work as part of a highly motivated team. Must enjoy working outdoors in all weathers and is looking forward to learning new skills within a growing enterprise.


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 : The job will involve working with very experienced grounds maintenance operatives, concerned with the marking out of all types of sports facilities ie football/rugby pitches; rounders;shotput and athletic tracks.
The use of ;
pedestrian mowers
hedge cutters
compact ride on tractors.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours Mon - Fri 7am - 3.45 pm
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 15/03/2019
Possible Start Date : 25/03/2019
Personal Qualities : Good work ethic
team worker
Driver preferred
Skills Required : Must be numerate with ability to use a tape measure with accuracy
Future Prospects : could lead to a full time employment with benefits. increase in salary accordingly.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Horticulture Operative Standard
College Attendance: No regular attendance - some master classes to be attended
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 2017. 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: 40 hours Mon - Fri 7am - 3.45 pm
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 : working outdoors in all weather
hours in summer may be 6am start - 14.45 pm
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