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Apprentice Gardener

Vacancy: 
Temporary
Salary: 
£8,222
Location: 
Burnley
Closing date: 
Friday, 7 June, 2019 - 23:59
Job Description: 

APPRENTICE GARDENER

Starting at minimum wage for 16/17 year olds

 

Based within the parts 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 ot 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 undergo 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

TO APPLY PLEASE COMPLETE THE FORM AT : 

https://www.jobsgopublic.com/employers/burnley-borough-council

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