Job Title : Apprentice Gardener in Horticulture & Landscaping
Employer : Knights Gardening Services
Location : Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 9PW
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01563
Vacancy Short Description : Apprentice Gardener required for expanding friendly family run gardening company. Exciting opportunity to work in our motivating company.
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 : We are in search of an energetic, hardworking apprentice gardener. You will need to be friendly, approachable, proactive, imaginative, willing to think outside the box. You will be taught general gardening, i.e Lawn cutting, edging, and weeding and more skilled gardening such as soft landscaping, pruning, hedging, planting, re-turfing and fencing etc. You will be taught safe handling of tools and equipment, and how to maintain.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon-Fri Hours will vary between 7.30-5pm
Salary : £117.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 30/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 16/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Punctual, honest, reliable, confident, polite, friendly, trustworthy
Skills Required : Communication with customers, polite, friendly, hardworking, energetic, trustworthy, able to use initiative, able to follow instructions.
Training to be Provided : Intemediate Horticultre Apprenticeship Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. 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 : Flexibility is required in this role where weather dictates. Candidates must be prepared to work in all weather.
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