Apprentice Groundsman Horticulture
Company: Vertas Ltd
Location: Bury St Edmunds, IP32 2HE
Salary: £206.25 per week
Application Deadline Date: 15/05/2022
Start Date: 30/05/2022
Positions Available: 1
Working Week: Hours and days TBC
Based at Bury St Edmunds, 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
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.
Keen to work outside
Ability to use own initiative
Flexible approach to work
Well presented, polite and well spoken
Ability to work as part of a team
Excellent interpersonal skills
Excellent communication skills
Ability to prioritise tasks
Excellent organisational skills
Good problem solving
Excellent prospects of a full time role with further development and training for the successful candidate that proves to be reliable hardworking and flexible.
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
Applicants should understand the opportunity that this apprenticeship has for the development of a long term career as a specialist amenity horticulture apprentice within one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK.