Job Title : Horticulture and Landscaping Apprentice
Employer : Hilltop Outdoor Pursuits-Sheringham
Location : Sheringham, Norfolk, NR26 8TS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Leisure, Travel and Tourism
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01580
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in horticulture with a well-established and unique outdoor activity centre
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 : • Maintenance of the grounds across the full site
• Health and Safety procedures
• Use of hand held and equipment such as strimmer’s
• Use of ride on mowers.
• Planting and weeding
• General maintenance of the grounds
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon-Fri 9am-5pm 37.5 hours per week
Salary : £146.25 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 02/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 22/07/2019
Personal Qualities : You will understand the importance of good time keeping, good communication skills and the need to be flexible on hours.
Skills Required : Ideally you will have a passion for Horticulture and Landscaping, you will enjoy outdoor work. You will have a desire to learn from a team of experienced professionals. You will have the dedication to undertake and successfully complete the Horticultural apprenticeship.
Future Prospects : The long term prospects for a full time role and further development are excellent if the successful applicant proves to be hardworking, flexible and enthusiastic to learn.
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: 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 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 : Consideration should be given to the physical nature of this role.
You will be dirty and uncomfortable during certain tasks.
You will be on your feet all day and may be working in difficult conditions including wet, cold and potentially very hot weather.
You will also need to be motivated to work hard without support and have a positive approach to the role
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