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Horticulture Level 2 – Pendle Council

09/05/2022

Horticulture Level 2 – Pendle Council

SectorHorticulture

Level2

LocationPendle

Hours37

Wage£180.37 per week

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About this vacancy

 

We are looking to recruit an Apprentice Gardener who will become an integral part of Environmental Services Landscape Maintenance team.

Whilst training the postholder will gain practical experience in maintaining cemeteries, working within landscape and sports turf maintenance teams, completing playground maintenance checks and repairs, undertaking tree work and working across other areas of the Landscape Maintenance service.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SectorHorticulture

Level2

LocationPendle

Hours37

Wage£180.37 per week

Duties/main responsibilties include:

  • To undertake apprenticeship training to learn the theory and practice of horticulture by instruction from trainers
    and qualified gardeners and other training courses as required.
  • To complete training assignments and maintain a student portfolio, which will be assessed regularly by a College
    trainer, leading to the award of an NVQ (level 2) in Amenity Horticulture.
  • To gain skills and knowledge of horticultural operations such as the planting of trees, shrubs and other plants,
    turfing, grass and sowing, hedge cutting specimen pruning and ecological management techniques.
  • To gain experience of maintaining parks, playgrounds and green spaces, for example, grass mowing, edging, litter
    picking, emptying bins, general pruning, sweeping, basic repairs to play equipment, cleaning buildings and toilets,
    etc.
  • To become conversant and skilled in the use of hand tools and pedestrian machines and appropriate powered
    hand tools which are used in the maintenance of horticultural features.
  • To gain knowledge and skills relating to the maintenance of sports pitches, including football pitches, cricket
    wickets, bowling greens and tennis courts.
  • To learn about floral decorations including planting and maintenance of bedding plant displays, hanging baskets,
    etc.
  • To learn to apply appropriate chemical control under supervision and understand the safe working procedure
    associated with such work.
  • To learn how to operate and become conversant in the operation of ride-on mowers, mini-tractors and other
    similar machinery.
  • To undertake general constructional work including fencing, re-surfacing of footways and roads etc., and other
    work of a similar nature.
  • To undertake regular apprentice training review meetings with your training mentor.
  • To attend other short training courses and assessments as may be required and complete any relevant course work and assignments.
  • To gain experience of undertaking horticultural operations in cemeteries.
  • To gain some experience of working in Landscape Maintenance office undertaking technical duties such as
    assisting with site inspections, preparing risk assessments, etc.
  • Employees are required to work with their employer to ensure a working environment which is safe and without
    risks to the health, safety and welfare of employees, and others who may be affected, in accordance with the
    Health and Safety at Work Act, associated regulations and the Corporate Health and Safety Policy

Working week

Monday – Friday 9:00am to 17:00pm

Have a question?Get in touch!

Or call us on 01282 733005

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