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Job Title : Apprentice Groundsperson
Employer : Barnham CEVC Primary
Location : Nr. Thetford,, Norfolk, IP24 2NG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01576
Vacancy Short Description : A wonderful opportunity to work in the beautiful grounds in our rural primary school


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 seeking an apprentice groundsperson to work with the site manager at our friendly rural primary school in Barnham.
You will undertake responsibility for:
• Keeping our grounds tidy and weed free
• Pruning bushes, shrubs and low level tree branches
• Maintaining play equipment safety surfaces
• Painting fences / sheds
• Taking the lead on some new projects within the school grounds
• Maintaining wildlife habitat to support children’s learning
• Chicken husbandry
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 39 hrs Mon – Thur 8-4 Fri 8-3
Salary : £152.10 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 29/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 13/05/2019
Personal Qualities : Hardworking, friendly, motivated, flexible
Skills Required : Trustworthy, Good Communicator
Future Prospects : Possibility of full time employment
Training to be Provided : Intermediate Horticulture - Parks, Gardens & Green Spaces Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
No College Attendance at Present
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:
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment

Working Week: 39 hours a week
Monday – Thursday
8 – 4pm
8 – 3pm
(Flexibility may be required at times)

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 : The post will be outdoors and can involve working in the rain, very cold or hot weather.
You will be in an environment with children a full DBS check will be carried out
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