Horticulture Apprenticeship

Job Summary
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Working Pattern:
Full time
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Advert End Date:
Closed for applications on 10/07/2022 23:59
£4.81 per hour
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Employment Location:
Cramlington, Seaton Valley, Stakeford and Hexham
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Closing date:
10 Jul
Further Information

Northumberland County Council operates a huge range of services across one of the largest counties in the UK. Local Government’s ongoing challenges and the diversity of our residents means we have to work smarter. That’s why we want bold, creative and agile thinkers who can help us move forward and innovate.

For further information about working for Northumberland County Council, please click here: http://www.northumberland.gov.uk/working

To apply: please complete the Application Form found in the supporting documents or by clicking on this link and completing online- https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow

The Service

The Neighbourhood services team operates throughout Northumberland and is responsible for maintaining local areas and providing local services. The successful apprentices will work alongside experienced staff undertaking a range of repair and maintenance activities.

The role

An exciting opportunity has arisen within the Neighbourhood Services Team for a Level 2 Horticulture Apprentice. Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties to gain experience in Horticulture, supported with offsite training. Roles in Horticulture can be of a physical nature and may involve lifting and moving of equipment. The ability to converse at ease with customers and provide advice in accurate spoken English is essential for the post. The Horticulture team operates strictly within the requirements of health and safety legislation.

This opportunity provides experience to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career. Your responsibilities as a Horticulture Apprentice may include:

Assisting with grounds work, bedding plant production, making hanging baskets and plant bedding displays

Assist with shrub bed maintenance.

Assist with grass cutting and hedge cutting.

Although applicants do not need to have any prior experience, they must be willing to undertake duties and training to gain experience in Level 2 Horticulture or landscape operative apprenticeship, all responsibilities will be supported with offsite apprenticeship training.

Our Apprenticeships are structured training programmes which give you the opportunity to gain on the job experience whilst working towards a recognised apprenticeship standard. They help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to succeed in your chosen industry. Getting into employment earlier means there's lots of potential for you to progress in your career quickly. More information can be found in the attached job description and person specification.

We are offering:
- Opportunity to progress into a permanent role
- 25 Days annual leave, including bank holidays
- Access to high quality training supporting you to gain a: Level 2 Horticulture or landscape operative apprenticeship
- Apprenticeship wage, rising to national minimum wage after 365 days.
- Access to the Local Government Pension Scheme
- A wide range of staff benefits
- A year’s free membership to the Totum Student Discount Card
- IT equipment to support your learning (if required)

Essential requirements:
- GCSE Maths and English (Grade 4/c or equivalent)
- Must be willing to attend off site/ Virtual apprenticeship training with Education Partnership North East

How do I apply?
Please complete the application form by following this link - https://nland.uk/ApprenticeshipApplyNow
Complete and return your completed application form to: hrrecruitment@northumberland.gov.uk

ALL POSTS CLOSE: midnight Sunday 10th July 2022.

Please note that successful applicants must be able to attend an interview/assessment centre in July 2022. This role will start in early September 2022.

For further information about this vacancy, please contact apprenticeshipenquiries@northumberland.gov.uk for an informal discussion.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer. We operate a guaranteed interview scheme for disabled applications who meet the essential criteria. If you wish to notify us of your eligibility for this scheme please email hrrecruitnent@northumberland.gov.uk with your name and the job title you have applied for and one of the recruitment team will ensure this is factored in the shortlisting process and kept anonymous. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to attend an interview please also let the team know.

Please note
This job is closed for applications.