Job Title : Practical Environmental & Conservation Apprentice
Employer : Broads Authority
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR1 1RY
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01605
Vacancy Short Description : To assist in construction and practical maintenance projects on a variety of sites which help maintain and enhance the broads, rivers and waterways.
Qualifications Required : GCSE grades 9 – 5 (A – C) in English and Maths or equivalent Functional Skills qualifications
Vacancy Full Description : To assist in the carrying out of construction and practical maintenance projects which help maintain and enhance the broads, rivers and waterways. Utilising skills and developing knowledge assist in providing sustainable countryside & waterway projects working on a variety of sites and locations that make up the Broads National Park.
Number of Positions Available : 3
Working Week : Monday to Frday 37 hours
Salary : £166.50 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/07/2019
Possible Start Date : 23/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Commitment and a strong work ethic
Excellent time management skills
Interest in conservation
Able to work to tight deadlines
Willingness to learn
Excellent work ethic
Skills Required : Ability to work as part of a team
Good communication skills
Good standard of numeracy and literacy
Future Prospects : Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will be in a strong position to apply for vacancies as and when they arise.
Training to be Provided : Intermediate Countryside Management - Environmental Conservation Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Other Information : You must be able to get to the Authority's Dockyard based at Griffin Lane, Norwich for 8am each day.
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 : You will be working outside in all weather conditions.
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