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Job Title : Gardener Apprentice
Employer : J Marshall Gardens
Location : Shillington, Bedfordshire, SG5 3NN
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Horticulture
Vacancy Reference : VAC-12105
Brief Description : Small Shillington based gardening company looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious person to join their expanding team.


Qualifications Required : 3 GCSEs (or equivalent) A*-D including English and Maths, or Functional Skills Level 1 in English and Maths.
Due to the current situation, please be aware that the predicted grades will be accepted when applying for an apprenticeship.
Vacancy Detail : Small Shillington based gardening company looking for a reliable, enthusiastic and conscientious person to join their expanding team.

The successful candidate will we be working along side experienced gardeners carrying out tasks such as:
• planting
• edging
• weeding
• strimming
• mowing and hedge trimming

As well as the above there will be occasional fence repairs and maintenance duties to complete. You will be supplied with protective equipment and company uniform.
Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 37.5hrs pw, Monday to Friday 8.30am - 4.30pm
Salary : £155.63 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 05/07/2020
Possible Start Date : 03/08/2020
Personal Qualities : Reliable, enthusiastic, good time keeper, keen eye for detail, presentable and an interest in horticulture.
Skills Required : If you have any gardening skills this could be an advantage but not necessary as full training will be given.
Future Prospects : To progress within the company and to eventually become a team leader.
Training to be Provided : During this apprenticeship you will study a range of topics, which could include:

Health and Safety
Business Skills
Hand held and Pedestrian operated Machinery use
Plant and Soil Science
Plant health

You will gain the following qualifications:

Level 2 Apprenticeship in either Horticulture or Landscape Operative Standards


Emergency First Aid at Work
Safe Use of Pesticides NPTC Level 2 Award (PA1)
Functional Skills in English and maths (if not completed prior to the start of the apprenticeship)
Other Information : Candidates must attend an initial telephone 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 all year round in all weather and the role can be physically demanding.

Successful applicants must be able to make their own way to Shillington.
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