Job Title : Apprentice Landscape/Gardener
Employer : Abbey Paving (Broadlands) Ltd
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR13 5QF
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01599
Vacancy Short Description : Apprentice Landscaper/gardener required to join an established and growing business
Qualifications Required : Entry onto the apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to establish course suitability. Applicants should have at least 4 GCSEs including English and Maths at grades A-C or 9- 4. Apprentices need to be employed for minimum of 30 hours a week in the industry with a contract of employment.
Proof of qualifications will be required before you can be accepted onto the apprenticeship.
PLEASE NOTE: Those without the stated entry requirements or awaiting GCSE/GCSE retake grades, may be offered an appointment to come into college (Easton or Otley campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : The apprentice will be required to be taught simple tasks initially which may include:
using the cement mixer
loading and unloading materials
general site work
working in accordance with health and safety
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Mon - Fri 30 hours 8 hour days with breaks -days to be advised
Salary : £150.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 23/08/2019
Possible Start Date : 09/09/2019
Personal Qualities : Willingness to watch, listen and learn
ability to follow instructions
Skills Required : Basic understanding of health and safety
Some previous experience preferred
Future Prospects : To become a part of a small and growing company. To gain experience and knowledge with the prospects of running a small or large site
Training to be Provided : Qualification: Horticulture Apprenticeship Level 2
College Attendance: NONE
Training for all job specific tasks will be given. In addition the apprentice will have the support and guidance of a qualified assessor from the college, who will make on-site visits every 6-8 weeks. There may be the occasional need to attend either the Otley or Easton campus for short training courses and tests.
Other Information : Pay Rates: The current NMW rate for Apprentices is £3.90 per hour with effect from 1st April 2019. This applies to 16-18 year old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the Apprentice National Minimum wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job plus time spent in training. For more information visit: www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-rates
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week in the industry with a contract of employment
Shortlisting/Interviews - Shortlisting and interviews will take place throughout the duration of the vacancy ad. This may mean that the vacancy could close before the published cut-off date should suitable candidates be found.
Things to consider : This role is based outdoors all year round; hot in summer and cold in winter months
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