Job Title : Horticulture Apprenticeship
Employer : Ashfords grounds Maintenance Ltd
Location : Norwich, Norfolk, NR7 8TD
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01646
Vacancy Short Description : A fantastic opportunity to begin a career in horticulture with a well established and prestigious local company based in Norwich
Qualifications Required : 4 GCSE’s incl. Maths & English A-D/9-3
Vacancy Full Description : Industry understanding; the importance and benefits of green-space and the types of horticultural skills appropriate to different businesses and cultural sites.
Business; business policies, vision and values. Workers’ contribution to earning profit and awareness of commercial pressure. Understanding of how project management informs a team to achieve objectives.
Communication; the importance of clear communication. Knowledge of different forms of communication aids and their use. The value of effective and timely communication in customer care.
Health and safety; health and safety regulation, legislation, policy and procedure and the responsibility of workers. Knowledge of hazards and working to strict health, safety, quality and environmental (HSQE) processes particularly appropriate to horticultural sites.
Tools, equipment and machinery; correct tools, equipment and machinery required for the job and the importance of maintenance / regular checks of these items to ensure they remain in good working order. Legal requirement of training by a competent person and familiarity with operator training and certification requirements.
Vegetation control; how to control vegetation and methods of site clearance and removal of vegetation
Biosecurity; biosecurity and phytosanitary measures for pests and diseases and how these apply to work sites. Awareness of invasive alien species that may impact work methods.
Plant identification; plant identification by scientific names including genus, species and cultivar. Know why and how plants are identified.
Soil science; why, when and how to cultivate soils for differing purposes. Different growing media and mulches. How to modify soils for plant growth and understand the reasons for cultivation and drainage.
Plant health; basic pest & disease identification/symptoms and control methods.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : 7am to 3.45pm
Salary : £192.00 Per Week
Application Deadline Date : 11/03/2020
Possible Start Date : 01/04/2020
Personal Qualities : You should bear in mind the physical nature of this role.
Ideally you can drive or at least be preparing to pass your test.
Skills Required : Ideally the successful candidate will have a passion for outdoor work with the desire to learn the horticultural trade.
You will appreciate the importance of good time keeping along with the flexibility on hours to meet business requirements.
Training to be Provided : Landscape Operative Standard Level 2 including Functional Skills in Maths and English if required
Things to consider : You should be aware of the physical nature of this role.
This is outdoor work so at times you will be hot cold and wet.
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