Groundcare Apprentice.

Newsome Groundcare Ltd Dewsbury

Wanting a career in Horticulture? Well this family run professional firm based in Dewsbury have over 20 years in the industry and handle both private and commercial clients.

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Agriculture & Horticulture

  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £4.30 p/h
  • Hours
    37.50 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Employment Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Newsome Groundcare Ltd

Description of Opportunity

You will be trained in all aspects of commercial and domestic grounds maintenance. We are looking for an apprentice gardener’s assistant to help build business and fulfil customer’s gardening needs. You will train one day a week at Shipley College in Horticulture. Maintenance Duties will include:

  • Grass cutting,
  • strimming,
  • hedge trimming,
  • digging over,
  • weeding,
  • planting,
  • turfing,
  • clearing up,
  • gritting,
  • leaf clearing.
Gardening is a very manual job, so you should be prepared for physical labour. You should be ready to work in any weather; sunshine, rain or even snow.School leavers are welcome to apply. The employer will hold the position open for the right applicant.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Shipley College on 01274 327390 (Ref ID: 129241)

  • Motivated
  • Hard working
  • Prepared to be outdoors in all weathers
  • Hard-working
  • Punctual
  • Keen to learn and progress
  • Team-player with good communication skills
Maths and English A-D, 3 + or equivalent.

Lower grades will be considered after sitting a Shipley College Skills assessment.

Using a range of quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods teach the Apprentice to gain their Level 1 English and maths if they have not already achieved it and the opportunity to study at Level 2Using a range of quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods guide the Apprentice to create an electronic portfolio containing evidence to cover the totality of the combined knowledge and competence to complete Level 2 in Horticulture Landscape Operative Standard and end point assessment
    Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customersEnthusiastic
A permanent position is likely to be available on successful completion of the apprenticeship
37.5 Hours – Monday – Friday with one day release for college. Hours TBC. The employer is willing to offer a performance pay rise during the apprenticeship. Please discuss details at interview. Please ensure you have researched the role, the location of the employer and Shipley College and are able to travel to both. The employer reserves the right to close the vacancy early if the right person is found, so early application is encouraged. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV. We may ask you to send in scans of your Maths and English certificates if not available online

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