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Apprentice Gardener/Landscaper

Pay: Competitive salary
Location: Wiltshire Chippenham United Kingdom
Category: Entry Level
Available from: Apr 2021
Finishes on: Ongoing Position
Type of work: Full Time, Indoor & Outdoor
Job reference: E03819681
2021-04-01 2021-04-27

Job Description

General description of job: 

Under the direction of the Head Gardener, and as part of the team, to be responsible for the preparation, upkeep and maintenance of the grounds, gardens and other outdoor areas.

Main Tasks

  • General maintenance and cleaning of the grounds

  • Looking after the gardens

  • Soft landscaping

  • Hard landscaping

  • Clearance of lawns

  • Mowing, preparation and treatment of the grass

  • Operating machinery, equipment and vehicles in accordance with Health & Safety Regulations

  • Maintenance and minor repairs to machinery and equipment

  • Any other associated tasks as directed by the management

Driving may be required.

Personal Qualities :

  • Driving license is highly desirable for this role

  • Willingness to work outside in all weathers

  • A passion for Groundsmanship

  • Team player keen to work within the team

  • Self-motivated and able to work both independently and within a team

  • Reliable, trust worthy and enthusiastic

Skills Required :

Essential competencies:

  • Physically fit in order to meet the physical demands of the role

  • Keen to learn how to use grounds machinery (training will be provided as required)

  • Understanding of the importance of Health & Safety within the workplace

  • Personable character able to hold a dialogue with clients interested in their gardens

Future Prospects :

May lead to permanent employment for the right candidate, or to the progression to the Advanced Apprenticeship, on completion of the apprenticeship.

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