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Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice
Employer : Notcutts Garden/Pet Centre
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR4 6QP
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01603
Vacancy Short Description : For the right candidate who proves to be hard working, flexible on hours to suit business and season needs as well as committed to completing the level 2 Horticultural Apprenticeship, the long term prospects of a full time roll with further development are

 

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 : As a Notcutts apprentice you gain so much more than a certificate in Horticulture, you will have decided to play a part in our exciting future. You’ll always be learning new skills in your workplace - all about the horticultural retail industry.

At Notcutts we know that what sets our business apart from the rest is the quality of our people. We will provide the best support to equip you for a great career in retail Horticulture with Notcutts. The aim is for all our apprentices to become the future rising stars within our business with the potential to progress on to level 3 if they have shown necessary commitment and desire.

The role of Horticultural Apprentice is based within the planteria area of our garden centre. You will be working within the outdoor team providing expert advice and guidance to our customers, as well as for generating and maximising sales whilst maintaining a high standard of merchandising standards and customer care
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Working 40 hrs wk average over 2wk pattern plus some BH & wkend
Salary : £168.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 02/09/2019
Personal Qualities :  Polite approach and professional appearance
 A flexible approach to working hours - available to work weekends/Bank Holidays
 Flexible to work across all departments within the Garden Centre
 Able to work effectively within a team
 Enjoy working come rain or shine, and willing to go the extra mile
 Learn and develop skills in horticulture and have a willingness to learn
 Able to deliver great customer service
Skills Required :  Excellent communication skills
 Ability to carry out physical tasks within Health and Safety guidelines
 Have excellent time keeping skills and be motivated, honest and reliable
Future Prospects : For the right candidate who proves to be hard working, flexible on hours to suit business and season needs as well as committed to completing the level 2 Horticultural Apprenticeship, the long term prospects of a full time roll with further development are excellent.
Training to be Provided : College Attendance:None
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

Working Week: Working 40 hours per week averaged over a two- week pattern including some bank holidays and weekends.

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 : Please bear in mind the physical nature of this role.

You will be on your feet for most of the day.

As it may be predominantly outdoor work at times you will be hot cold or wet
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