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Greenspaces Apprentice

  • Reference: REQ000
  • Published on: Wed 03/05/2017 09:00 AM
  • Closing on: Sat 20/05/2017 23:59 PM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time, Contract
  • Hours: 36 hours per week.
  • Salary: £13,233.96 - £14,078.64
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: Redhill
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“Opening a door to a brighter future”

Are you enthusiastic and interested in a career in Horticulture? This is a unique opportunity for a motivated person to undertake an Apprenticeship, learning and training alongside experienced staff. You will undertake qualifications, including an NVQ Level 2, with a training college and have a mentor or supervisor in the work place to support you.

As an Apprentice you will gain experience in day-to-day management and maintenance of horticultural features, the inspection of allotment sites and children’s play equipment. The apprenticeship training will give you the knowledge, skills and experience you will need for a future career in the industry.

You must be able to demonstrate a genuine interest in green space management and demonstrate good oral and written skills.

At present our Apprenticeship training providers are Plumpton College and you will be enrolled on the Horticulture Level 2 course. The fees for the course will be met by the council. Graduates are not eligible for funded apprenticeship training.

In exchange for your expertise, experience and enthusiasm, we will offer support in continuing your personal and career development, in addition to providing a wide range of employment linked benefits.
We will provide you with competitive annual leave, and contribute 15% towards the LGPS pension scheme. You will also have access to a range of discounts including annual ‘Better’ leisure centre membership, local and high street stores, and salary sacrifice schemes including a cycle lease scheme, and childcare vouchers.
If you would like to know more about this opportunity please telephone Peter Jones. Greenspaces Play and Project Manager on 01737 276138.

We are proud to support the guaranteed interview schemes for those meeting the essential criteria for the role, under the Disability Confident employer scheme for disabled candidates, and the ‘Veteran’s scheme’ for ex-armed forces candidates.

Closing Date: 21 May 2017
Interviews: 30 May 2017

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