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Job Title : Groundsman Apprentice
Employer : Franks Garden Maintenance
Location : Hitchin, Bedfordshire, SG4 9EG
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-11991
Brief Description : This is an opportunity to become a member of a thriving garden company. The successful candidate will undertake all aspects of garden work on multiple sites, both commercial and residential.

 

Qualifications Required : GCSE English and maths grades 9-3 or A*-D or Level 1 Functional Skills
Vacancy Detail : This is an opportunity to become a member of a thriving garden company. The successful candidate will undertake all aspects of garden work on multiple sites, both commercial and residential.

The garden work undertaken will cover all aspects. Some of these will involve:

- Hedge cutting
- Planting
- Weeding borders
- Pruning and shaping shrubs
- Garden clearance
- Fencing
- Fence staining
- Pressure washing hard areas
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 40 hours (Mon- Fri) flexible hours 8 hours a day
Salary : £250.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 01/12/2019
Possible Start Date : 06/01/2020
Personal Qualities : The candidate will need to be punctual, enthusiastic and a hard worker, who is polite at all times.

Ideally the candidate will need to drive and have their own transport.
Skills Required : No previous experience necessary.
A positive attitude to learning is essential.
Future Prospects : Following the completion of your apprenticeship the successful applicant will be offered a permanent role within the company.
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

Other units will vary depending on which pathway you choose to follow.

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.
Other Information : 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.
Things to consider : The vacancy will be based outdoors and therefore a resilience to all types of weather is a must.
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