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Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice with Venetian Waterways
Employer : Great Yarmouth Borough Council
Location : Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30 2QF
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01561
Vacancy Short Description : The Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake are currently undergoing a Heritage Lottery Funded renovation to bring them back to their former glory. The apprentice will work with the gardeners to establish and maintain the new planting scheme.


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 Venetian Waterways and Boating Lake were built in the 1920s and are a grade 2 listed park and garden.
Currently undergoing extensive restoration funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the project will reinstate the original planting scheme as far as possible.
The apprentice will work alongside the Head Gardener, Assistant Gardener and volunteers to plant up and establish the new planting scheme.
After the park reopens to the public, work will focus on maintaining the park and its gardens - this will include mowing, weeding, hedge trimming and other tasks throughout the year to keep the park looking its best for its visitors.
You will also be involved in public events which aim to help visitors make the most of their visit to the park.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Full time is 37 hours a week
Salary : £144.30 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 26/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 06/05/2019
Personal Qualities : A friendly person with a 'can-do' attitude.
Reliable and trustworthy
Ability to work as a part of a team as well as on your own.
Willingness to talk to members of the public visiting the park.
Skills Required : Interest in parks and gardens.
Interest in working with plants.
Practical skills and an interest in physical, manual work.
Future Prospects : The apprenticeship might lead to further training or seeking employment as an assistant gardener.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Horticulture Level 2 apprenticeship
Much of the training will be provided 'on the job' but there will potentially also be regular weeks of course training at Easton Otley College.
Other Information : The apprentice will be based at the Venetian Waterways , North Drive, Great Yarmouth.
Things to consider : The nature of the work will mean being outdoors in all seasons and all weathers.
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