Job: Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

Reference: 772-780 MF
Salary: Up to £333.40 Per Week Per Annum
Hours: 42.00/wk
Area: Operational Services
Contract: Fixed Term
Location: Vacancies in East Kent
Closing Date: 06/02/2019
Interview Date: TBC

We’re Growing our Own!

Apprenticeships at Landscape Services – the start of something great!

Why not be part of a team that cuts 2.2 million square metres of urban grass every 23 days...

Landscape Services (part of Commercial Services Group) are looking to recruit a team of Landscaping Apprentices. We have vacancies across East Kent.

You will work towards completing a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture. The hours of work will be between 7 - 9.5 hours per day, Monday-Friday, variable during the year.  These hours/shifts apply to over 18's. 40 hours for candidates who are under the age of 18.

Join our team and you will have the opportunity to learn all aspects of mowing, strimming, shrub border maintenance, rose border maintenance, hedge cutting, weed control, turfing, planting and other hard & soft landscaping works as required. Your skills will be developed by hands on guidance and support throughout your apprenticeship.

We believe this is not just a job, but a lifelong and rewarding career - We have a passion for what we do and you will need a desire to be proud of what you have achieved.

We see the importance of training and developing staff and we want to grow our own and produce the best batch of staff we could ask for!

You will need to consider that this role is physically demanding and you will be required to work outside in all weathers. You will have basic written / reading skills and you will need to be able to work as part of our friendly team & be willing to take instruction when needed.

GCSEs not essential, as functional skills training in Maths & English will be provided.

There is the possibility that you will be able to complete the horticultural recognised LANTRA qualification during your apprenticeship.

Driving Licence is desirable but not essential.

In return, we can offer you 25 days paid holiday + bank holidays, we will pay an enhanced apprentice salary (National Minimum Wage for Age), company sick pay, high street discount in shops, cinemas + restaurants, plus training & development with team members who have over 40 years’ service with us!

Commercial Services Ltd is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from all suitably qualified and eligible candidates.

Please note that full Commercial Services Terms and Conditions apply to this role.