Apprentice Groundsman (Sports Turf).

VORTEX GROUNDS MAINTENANCE & SERVICES LIMITED Norwich

An exciting opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Grounds person with a company dedicated to delivering outstanding quality & service to each and every client.

Intermediate Horticulture or landscape operative Level 2 (GCSE)

Opportunities from VORTEX GROUNDS MAINTENANCE & SERVICES LIMITED | GetMyFirstJob

  • NAS Reference
    VAC001786948
  • Weekly wage
    £200.00
  • Hours
    40.00 per week
  • Working Week
    Days and times TBC
  • Date Posted
    04/11/2021
  • Start Date
    06/12/2021

  • Location
    Norwich
  • Expected Duration
    24 months
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Horticulture or landscape operative
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
  • Employer
    VORTEX GROUNDS MAINTENANCE & SERVICES LIMITED

Description of Opportunity

An exciting opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Grounds person with a company dedicated to delivering outstanding quality & service to each and every client.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Sarah Perry - SUFFOLK NEW COLLEGE (Ref ID: VAC001786948)

To become a Groundsperson, you'll need: • Practical skills to use equipment like strimmers, mowers, sprayers and hand tools to develop a sound technical knowledge of sports turf and materials, for example, how to ensure good drainage • Physical fitness, to do things like lifting and carrying • Willingness to work outside in all types of weather • Good observation skills to notice problems as soon as possible • Number skills, for example, to measure and mark out pitches, and to work out quantities of things like seeds and pesticides • Good team skills, as well as the ability to work without much supervision
Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Ideally applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and maths at grades 9- 4 for a Level 3 Apprenticeship and 9-3 for a Level 2. Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship. PLEASE NOTE: All applicants regardless of entry requirements will be emailed an Initial Assessment to complete as part of the recruitment procedure. This is an online assessment in English and maths and can be completed at your preferred location remotely. Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, will be offered further advice and guidance to support their application and may be invited to complete an assessment at one of the campuses.
The ideal candidate must be prepared to work hard in a efficiently. You must be flexible and happy to carry out a variety of different tasks within the role. You will need to work well within a team and have a dedication to always produce work of the highest standard.
The nature of work can be physically demanding and may require long periods of activity and being on your feet.
Fantastic prospects for the candidate the proves both reliable and honest in their work. The successful candidate will be offered further training and opportunities to apply for team leader and management roles.
Norfolk & Suffolk’s premium grounds maintenance and landscaping provider.

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