Massive opportunity to learn, garden maintenance, arboricultural practices, Consulting, client relationship management, soft scaping, business management/development, soil sampling/amending.
Closing date: 25 Sep 2020
3 – 5 days a week - £4.50 per hour, Monday to Friday, Meet up 8am Surbiton Approx. 8am – 4pm, we quite often finish earlier but sometimes finish after. Exact days and hours TBC
Total hours per week: 35.00
Possible start date
01 Oct 2020
24 Jun 2020
Level 2 (GCSE)
Outline of day to day duties:
Day to day tasks will mainly fall under the garden maintenance category below, however there is a great opportunity to practice and learn practices in arboriculture, running a business and personal development.
Garden maintenance/soft scaping
Business Management/Personal development
Strength and fitness
Client relationship management
Requirements and prospects
This role maybe the first job you will have so skills are not to be expected yet, however, an interest in plants/trees and gardening is essential.
Most importantly is:
The desire to learn
Being presentable and personable to clients
Being proactive and thinking for oneself
A clean drivers license is desirable but not essential
…. I will teach you the rest….
Be on time, very important!
Must want to work and have a positive attitude!
Must get on well with colleagues and clients!
Take ownership of their tasks and get the job done!
GCSE Grade C (4) or equivalent in English and maths are desirable
GCSE Grade E (2/3) or equivalent in English and maths or above essential
Please note you will be required to complete an initial Maths and English assessment as part of the interview process with the College.
Upon completion you may be hired full time, given a vehicle to drive and team to organise.
Things to consider
As an apprentice of Guildford College you will be entitled to apply for an NUS card and have access to all our facilities including library and Gym membership.
Please follow the below link to read about the most up to date Rules and Regulations regarding working hours within the EU:
16 – 17 year old apprentices must not work more than 40 hrs per week
If working irregular hours this is averaged out over a 17 week period
18 year plus apprentices should not work more than 48 hrs per week
If over 18 you can choose to work more than 48 hrs per week by “Opting Out”
Apprenticeship Minimum Wage:
National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £4.15 per hour. This applies to 16-18 year old apprentices and those aged 19 or over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. Those between the ages of 19-24 who are in their second year (or third year) need to be paid the National Minimum Wage for their age bracket.
Please see below for further information:
You will need to consider how long it may take for you to travel to and from work and Merrist Wood College (Worplesdon), particularly if you don’t have your own transport. Please use the link below for further information.
About the employer
About the business:
Seasoned Gardeners is a small, independent and local business. It’s family run and our clients are very dear to us.
We actually have a passion for gardening, tree surgery, arboriculture and a love of nature and seek to improve and add value to all gardens we attend to. For us, it’s personal!
Danny, the business owner, initially studied Horticulture at Hadlow College back in 1998, has all the relevant tree surgery certificates from Kingswood Training and is now embarking on a Diploma in Arboriculture at Merrist Wood qualification to refresh and update his knowledge.
When Danny is not at work he is on his allotment plot befriending local wildlife to convince them to leave his veggies alone.
We have a vast array of clients from sweet private residential, to larger communal areas and we work with other business such as property developers, offices, property managers and larger gardening firms who sub contract excess work.
St Andrews Square
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Guildford College Of Further & Higher Education
Jenny Hyam 07717 315 815 Jenny.email@example.com
Horticulture and Landscape Operative standard.
Dependent on the role, training may include:
Industry understanding; the importance and benefits of green-space and the types of horticultural skills appropriate to different businesses and cultural sites
Communication, customer care, decision making, team working
Health and safety
Environmental, waste and waste reduction/recycling and environmental best practice, prevent and control local pollution incidents e.g. use of spill kits
Prevention and control of local pollution incidents
Plant growth and development, plant nutrition, and plant requirements
How to care for plants correctly in different environments
Tools, equipment, and machinery
Vegetation control, biosecurity
Plant identification, plant health, planting, plant growth and development
Tools, equipment and machinery
Methods used to measure and set out a site
Interpretation of construction drawings and specifications
The range and application of different growing media for plant production and propagation
The principles and methods of watering techniques including irrigation systems and hand watering
Undertake correct pruning techniques for a range of plants
Planting, plant growth, and development
Undertake basic propagation skills including division, cuttings, seed sowing and seed collection
Work without causing damage to features present such as irrigation, turf and aquatic environments
There will be a requirement to attend Merrist Wood college for day release for work towards your qualification and any functional skills (where appropriate).
On-the-job training will be provided by the employer in addition to the apprenticeship standard.
Horticulture and Landscape Operative
Level 2 (GCSE)