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Job Title : Apprentice Groundsperson
Employer : Ipswich Town Football Club
Location : Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DA
Position Type : Apprenticeship/Internship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01608
Vacancy Short Description : We are looking to recruit a new apprentice to join the Groundstaff team for a 18 month period starting August 19. They will need to be enthusiastic and hard working.


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 : Duties will include -
erection of sports equipment,
preparing ground for seeding and development,
laying of turf.

Work on tractors and other machinery will also be required.
You will be assigned to an experience member of the grounds team who will mentor you in your development.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37.5 hrs 07:30 – 16:00 weekdays
Salary : £146.25 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 23/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 30/08/2019
Personal Qualities : The candidate will need to be enthusiastic and hard working.
Skills Required : Good interpersonal skills, team work, reliable
Future Prospects : Previous holders of this post have gone onto work for prestigious Golf Clubs in the area.
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Level 2 Horticulture (Sports Turf Management)
College Attendance: There is no regular college attendance as the qualification is delivered almost entirely in the workplace.
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:
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 the fact that this role will be physically demanding.
You will be outdoors in all weathers so expect to be cold, wet and hot.
There will be lots walking involved.
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