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Job Title : Landscaping Apprentice
Employer : LWS Group
Location : Bedford, Bedfordshire, MK41 6AS
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11761
Brief Description : This is an excellent opportunity a potential Apprentice who would like to pursue a career as a Landscaping Operatives You must be able to carry out physical work and happy to work outside in all weathers.

 

Qualifications Required : To be considered for the role you must have A*-D GCSE Maths and English or grades 9-3 or equivalent
Vacancy Detail : This is an excellent opportunity for a potential Apprentice who would like to pursue a career as a Landscaping Operative. You must be able to carry out physical work and happy to work outside in all weathers.

The position will include working within our established team to provide assistance in all of our operations which include grounds maintenance and landscaping in the Bedford area for our residential and commercial clients.

Your general day to day duties will include:
• Weeding, grass and edge cutting
• Shrub and flower bed maintenance
• Digging and preparing the ground
• Mixing concrete
• Laying paving slabs
• Operating grounds maintenance machinery such as lawn mowers, hedge cutters, strimmers under supervision and after appropriate training
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon- Fri (37.5 hours)
Salary : £200.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 31/03/2019
Possible Start Date : 23/04/2019
Personal Qualities : We are looking for someone who is motivated, dedicated and conscientious. You will enjoy working in different environments and physically challenging work.
Skills Required : An interest in gardening or landscaping would be beneficial - all training will be provided to the successful applicants
Being able to work with a team and have good communication
Being polite as you will be customer facing in most of these roles
Being physically fit and able to carry out manual jobs when required
Future Prospects : Following successful completion of the apprenticeship programme we hope that you will be able to take responsibility for the role of Supervisor in the future
Training to be Provided : You will be working towards your Work-Based Horticulture NPTC Level 2 Diploma as well as the following:

Emergency First Aid at Work Level 2 Award
Functional Skills in English and Maths.

You will also have the opportunity to take additional qualifications including the Pesticide Application
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team if they meet the initial criteria as part of the recruitment process

PLEASE NOTE; You must be able to make your own way to the work place in the mornings, please check how you will plan to do this before applying.
Things to consider : All work will be outside and physical.
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