Job Opportunity – Apprentice Landscape Operative

Job opportunityWe have two new job opportunities available at Planterior for an Apprentice Landscape Operative.

The position is for 30 hours a week over 4 days, and is for a duration of 24 months with the potential to be offered a permanent position upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. The potential start date is 12th March 2018.

If you are interested in this job you need to apply via the government website. You can do this here. We will not accept submissions by any other method. The closing date is 28th February 2018.

Responsibilities of the role include:

  • Grass cutting and lawn care,Job opportunity
  • Tree & shrub planting,
  • Hedge cutting and maintenance of shrub beds,
  • Maintenance of planters and herbaceous borders,
  • Sweeping paths and hard standings,
  • Litter picking and other duties associated with amenity landscaping.

Desirable skills for the role include:

  • Gardening skills would be an advantage but not necessary,
  • Physically fit,
  • Practical skills,
  • Communication skills,
  • Customer service skills,
  • Team work skills.

The ideal candidate would have the following qualities:

  • Willingness to learn,
  • Genuine interest in working outdoors,
  • Reliable.

Things to consider:

  • You will be working outdoors in all weathers.
  • All works will be undertaken at commercial sites.
  • Must be able to travel to the unit easily and in good time.
  • You must be committed to pursuing a career in Horticulture.
  • The unit is in a village location served by the Worksop to Nottingham train service and Worksop to Chesterfield bus service – there are cycle rack facilities on site.
  • Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage (ANMW): The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour, rising to £3.70 per hour from 1st April 2018 . This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year. Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year. The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over. Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).