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Apprentice Groundsman Horticulture
Vertas Group Limited
Hewett Grounds Depot, Norwich
A fantastic opportunity to begin a career as an apprentice Horticultural Grounds person with one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK
Key Responsibilities:
* The role and how it fits within the organisation
* The department, area or team that the vacancy applies to
* Key responsibilities
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
Weekly Wage:
£5.50 Per Hour
39.6 hours per week
Future prospects description:
Indicate the opportunities which the vacancy could lead to, but this must be realistic. A low starting wage may be offset by the 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.
Apprenticeship Programme:
L2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Standard
Training to be provided:
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.
Expected duration of the apprenticeship:
24 months (+3 months EPA)
Employer Description:
Vertas boasts an award winning grounds service, offering an incomparable range of quality, great value services to our clients across East Anglia. We have managed the parks and grounds of over 550 East Anglian schools, churches, sports clubs, leisure centres, care homes and Children’s centres for 25 years.
Vertas is the fastest growing multi-service facilities management company in the eastern region – our passion is putting our staff and customers at the heart of everything we do
Our expertise allows clients to make best value decisions. In developing new schemes, we engage and guide your working community, whether they’re students or employees, to design the best bespoke solution, within the financial parameters agreed.
Green Flag award winning Horticultural and Arboricultural programmes
Planting, recovering, and developing your site by using ‘natural signature’ principals, ensuring the finished product is in harmony with your site’s environment.
Our team of DBS checked, passionate, vocational experts offer a range of services, regularly visiting and inspect the standards and specifications we have jointly agreed.
Vacancy Location:
Hewett Grounds Depot,
Hall Road,
About the Candidate
Skills required:
The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for outdoor horticultural sports surface operations in general. The successful candidate will 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. You must want to work in outdoor environments.
Personal Qualities:
You should be prepared to work hard in a pressured environment. You must have good communication skills. Accurate reporting is vital therefore you should possess reasonable numeracy and literacy skills.
You should understand the importance of making the right impression at an interview. You will need to work well within a team environment.
Qualifications Required:
Minimum of 3 x GCSE’s at Grade D or above, including Maths and English, (or equivalent)
Additional Detail
This opportunity is predominantly for outdoor work so you can expect at times to be either hot cold or wet
You will be on your feet for most of the day.
Consideration should be given to the physical nature of the role
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.
Important Other Information:
Pay Rates: From 1st October 2017 the NMW rate for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour. 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.
Shortlisting and 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.
Two Vacancy Specific Questions:
Question 1: What has motivated you to apply for this position and what experience can you bring to the role
Question 2: Where do you see yourself in two years?
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