Job Title : Apprentice Gardener
Employer : Allium Gardeners
Location : Hartest,, Suffolk, IP29 4ET
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01594
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to work in high quality gardening company and develop a thorough knowledge of horticulture from experienced gardener
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. Evidence of qualifications will be require
Vacancy Full Description : The role of apprentice gardener is to work on providing garden and grounds maintenance to homes and businesses in Suffolk. There is also the opportunity to work on landscaping projects that range from full design and installation to smaller planting schemes. The right apprentice closely with Paul Foster, the Managing Director of Allium Gardeners Ltd.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours
Salary : £160.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 21/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 09/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Team player
Attention to detail & quality
Flexible and willing attitude
As this is a physical role it would suit someone with an active lifestyle
Skills Required : Previous experience mowing and tending lawns, weeding, strimming and general garden maintenance is desirable.
Be passionate about gardening
Future Prospects : A strong possibility to join the team on a permanent basis. If the right candidate shows team leader skills then there is an opportunity to become a team leader.
Training to be Provided : College Attendance: No - on site
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 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 : The vacancy will be based outdoors and is physically demanding.
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