Job Title : Horticultural Apprentice
Employer : JPS Landscaping
Location : Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk, IP33 2JZ
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01711
Vacancy Short Description : A dynamic family run business. We do it all from grounds maintenance to small scale construction. We have recently started building bespoke garden rooms and are about to embark on the construction of a 1500m2 roof garden project.
Qualifications Required : 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 an Advanced Apprenticeship and 9-3 for an Intermediate.
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 (Ipswich or Suffolk Rural (Otley) campus) and sit an online assessment to confirm program suitability.
Vacancy Full Description : Landscaper. Being a key team member going between all projects gaining a wealth of experience.
The role will vary depending on the season. For example May and June will involve a lot more grounds maintenance than December January.
Depending on skills we are looking for someone who can be trusted to look after some of the grounds maintenance contracts but also get involved with the hard landscaping jobs. Some days will involve working independently at sites but generally it will be working alongside Tristan or other sub contractors.
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Monday to Friday 7.30 - 5 approx, minimum 30 hours but in summer overtime can take it up to 45
Salary : LBL_APPRENTICESHIP_MIN_WAGE
Application Deadline Date : 09/04/2021
Possible Start Date : 26/04/2021
Personal Qualities : Friendly, reliable and hardworking
Skills Required : Common sense and ability to solve problems.
Ability to work independently or in a small team.
Happy to do a wide range of jobs.
Future Prospects : It’s a small business and we are growing rapidly so the right candidate would grow in experience and hopefully take on more responsibilities within the company. Frequent performance reviews may result in appropriate pay increases.
Training to be Provided : Horticulture/Landscape Operative Standard, Emergency First Aid at Work, Safe use of Pesticides, Functional Skills maths and English
Other Information : 99.9% of the role is outside and physically demanding.
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