As a Horticulture Apprentice you will work to establish, cultivate, manage and retail plants. Your duties will be mainly on the growing and production of healthy plants and will involve working mainly outdoors.
Rasell’s Nurseries is a small family business, which is a family business run in partnership by Tim Rasell and his Daughter Claire, growing and stocking a wide range of trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants including more rare and unusual species. All of our friendly staff offer helpful advice to customers on how to care for the plants or what might be the right plant for their needs. Alongside the plants the nursery also stocks all the necessary products required for practical gardening. Customers are welcome to come and look around the beds and borders to see for the pride that Tim and his team take in producing quality plants, many of which are grown in the gardens around the nursery. No other retail garden nursery in the local area offers such an extensive collection of top quality, nursery grown, ornamental and fruiting plants.
Possible Start Date: 03/01/2018
Programme Duration: 18 months
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Your key responsibilities will be to:
Ideally GCSE grades A – E in English and Maths, or equivalent qualifications. We are looking for candidates who want to learn about plants and so this enthusiasm is more important to us than grades.
We are looking to for someone to grow and develop within the business and eventually become a skilled/professional field and Nursery worker. There may be a full-time permanent position within the business for the right candidate upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horticulture
Level 1 Maths Functional Skills
Level 1 English Functional Skills
Employment Rights and Responsibilities
Personal Learning and Thinking Skills
37.5 hours a week minimum, with weekend and extra week day work available/expected during busy periods. You will be required to attend a pre-interview and assessment at Peterborough Regional College.
For more information about this vacancy please contact the provider Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or
email: Jenny.Wright@peterborough.ac.uk (Ref ID:76391)
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