Job Title : Apprentice Groundsman Horticulture
Employer : Vertas Ltd
Location : Banham, Norfolk, IP1 5PB
Position Type : Apprenticeship
Sector : Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care
Vacancy Reference : VAC-01814
Vacancy Short Description : Based at Banham Zoo this is an exciting opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Grounds person with one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK
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 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.
Vacancy Full Description : Your duties will include but not be limited to the following tasks
• Monitoring and maintaining health and safety
• Maintain and develop personal performance
• Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others
• Preparing ground for seeding and planting
• Maintain the health of sports turf
• Maintain the condition of sports turf surfaces
• Renovate and repair sports turf surfaces
• Use and maintain non-powered and hand held powered tools and equipment
• Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment
• Maintenance of decorative amenity areas
Number of Positions Available : 1
Working Week : Hours and days TBC
Salary : £ 161.25 (Weekly)
Application Deadline Date : 30/01/2022
Possible Start Date : 07/02/2022
Personal Qualities : Ability to use own intiative
Flexible approach to work
Well presented, polite and well spoken
Skills Required : Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritise tasks
Excellent organisational skills
Good problem solving
Future Prospects : Excellent prospects of a full time role with further development and training for the successful candidate that proves to be reliable hardworking and flexible.
Training to be Provided : Horticulture/Landscape Operative Standard, Emergency First Aid at Work, Safe use of Pesticides, Functional Skills maths and English
Other Information : Although the location as your base is as advertised above, you will be expected to travel to other locations managed by Vertas in the surrounding area. Although there is works transport a driving licence would be beneficial or at least the plan to achieve.
You will be expected to work outside in all weather conditions
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