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Job Title : Grounds Maintenance Operative Apprentice
Employer : M J Granger Grounds Maintenance
Location : Shillington, Bedfordshire, SG5 3LJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11710
Brief Description : You will be working as part of a team, learning skills in hedge/shrub cutting, grass cutting, grounds works.


Qualifications Required : English and maths min grade 3
Vacancy Detail : You will be working as part of a team, learning skills in hedge/shrub cutting, grass cutting, grounds works.

You will be working with an experience grounds maintenance supervisor helping to look after a selection of our customers sites which have to be maintained throughout the year. Duties will include grass cutting, litter picking, hedge cutting, strimming.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours (Mon- Fri 7:30am- 4:45pm)
Salary : £168.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 24/02/2019
Possible Start Date : 11/03/2019
Personal Qualities : Hard working with a positive attitude. Also needs to be polite to our customers whilst working on sites at all times.
Skills Required : Must like working outside in all weathers. Must have a hands on approach to work and to be able to work within a group.
Future Prospects : Offer of a full time position as a Grounds Maintenance Operative.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, which could include:
•Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
•Maintaining and developing personal performance
•Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others
•Clearing horticultural and landscaping sites
•Maintain moisture levels for crops or plants
•Provide nutrients to crops or plants

You will gain the following qualifications:
Work-Based Horticulture City & Guilds/NPTC Level 2 Diploma

•Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award
•Employment Rights and Responsibilities
•Functional Skills in English and maths.

You will also have the opportunity to take additional qualifications including Safe Use of Pesticides (PA1), Cylinder and Rotary Operated Pedestrian Mowers, Chainsaw and Related Operations, Safe Use of Hedge Trimmers and more.
Other Information : *Please note the location*

You will attend college once a week at Shuttleworth College. There is a bus service available to Shuttleworth.
Things to consider : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team and complete an online maths and English test which will be sent out prior to your initial interview if you meet the entry criteria. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage.
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