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Apprentice Gardener

Vacancy: 
Full Time
Salary: 
£146.81 per week
Location: 
Burnley
Closing date: 
Wednesday, 31 May, 2017 - 09:00
Job Description: 
Starting at Minimum Wage for 16/17 year olds - £146.81/week
 
Based within the parks and open spaces of Burnley and Padiham you will be provided with the
learning and practice of horticulture by instruction from trainers and qualified gardeners.
 
In partnership with Burnley College you will complete training assignments and
maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed each month by a trainer,
leading to the award of an NVQ (level 2) in Amenity Horticulture.
 
You will gain skills and knowledge of horticultural operations such as the planting of trees,
shrubs and other plants, turfing, the maintenance of grass areas, hedge cutting and specimen
pruning together with experience of maintaining parks, playgrounds and green spaces.
 
We are looking for self-motivated people who aspire to develop themselves and are
committed to learning. You will need a good school, college or work record of attendance,
good communication skills and be able to satisfy basic literacy and numeracy requirements,
in order to assist with office administration, in relation to parks and open spaces.
 
Evidence of your ability to work in teams and support others will also be required.
As part of the assessment you will under go tests on your ability to undertake
manual work and learn manual skills and basic arithmetical calculations.
 
For an informal discussion please contact Carly Glover, Parks Officer 01282 425011 ext 3175
 
Interviews and second interviews held week commencing 12th June 2017.
 
If asked to return for a second interview there will be a simple horticultural test to undertake.
 
Position start date July 2017 subject to satisfactory references and medicals
 

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