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Job Title : Fencing and Grounds Maintenance Operative Apprentice
Employer : M J Granger Grounds Maintenance
Location : Shillington, Bedfordshire, SG5 3LJ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11711
Brief Description : You will be taught how to become a qualified Fencer and Grounds Maintenance Operative.

 

Qualifications Required : You will need a minimum of two GCSEs at grades A*-D, ideally including English and maths or a Level 1 equivalent.
Vacancy Detail : You will be taught how to become a qualified Fencer and Grounds Maintenance Operative.

You will be working and train by an experience fencing supervisor. Work will include:
• Measurement and construction of Fencing
• Installation of various fencing, gates and locks both metal and timber fences
• Installing bollards, and barriers
• Work with levels
• Planting and construction of planting areas which will include shrubs and hedges.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hrs (Mon- Fri 7:30- 4:45pm)
Salary : £168.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 28/04/2019
Possible Start Date : 13/05/2019
Personal Qualities : Hard working, enjoy working outside and to be a hands on person with a can do attitude. Also needs to be able to work with others and our customers.
Skills Required : Enjoy working outside, must be physically fit. Ideally have own transport.
Future Prospects : Full time fencing 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

Plus...
•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 : **WAGE IS SUBJECT TO INCREASE TO £250 A WEEK DEPENDING ON AGE AND EXPERIENCE**

You will be working at different locations within Bedford, Buckinghamshire, Oxford, Cambridge and Peterborough.

*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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