19 Sep

Grounds Garden Maintenance Apprenticeship Jobs Vacancy at Groundtel Limited West Drayton

Position
Grounds Garden Maintenance Apprenticeship
Company
Groundtel Limited
Location
West Drayton ENG
Opening
19 Sep, 2018 30+ days ago

Groundtel Limited West Drayton urgently required following position for Grounds Garden Maintenance Apprenticeship. Please read this job advertisement carefully before apply. There are some qualifications, experience and skills requirement that the employers require. Does your career history fit these requirements? Ensure you understand the role you are applying for and that it is suited to your skills and qualifications.

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Grounds Garden Maintenance Apprenticeship Jobs Vacancy at Groundtel Limited West Drayton Jobs Details:

We are looking for a motivated, hard-working and trustworthy person who wants to learn about aspects of grounds and garden maintenance on both our commercial and private sites.

Groundtel was started by one individual 30 years ago and the company has expanded over the years. The owner is very passionate about inviting new talent into the industry and horticulture. Most of the team train whilst in the job and are encourage to continue their personal career development.

The current team have a strong work ethic, take pride in their work and really enjoy what they do, but are friendly and looking forward to welcoming a new apprentice to the business who will share these same values.

We like to work very closely with our clients so a polite nature is a must, although most client facing contact will come from the foreman.

We carry out all aspects of grounds maintenance including tractor mounted cylinder and rotary cutting of large areas, cutting, boxing and striping of all formal areas, strimming, blowing and hedge cutting by hand and tractor mounted flail. Litter picking is also carried out. A glyphosate based weedkiller is applied around the sites; hard surfaces, building surrounds, footpaths, fence lines and obstacles by qualified operatives. Good recognised horticulture practice is adhered to at all times when carrying out maintenance of the flower beds, shrubs and hedges.

Reports to:-

Project Foreman

Generally you will be working in teams of two to three people.

Job Purpose – To create and maintain grounds and gardens used by our commercial and private clients.

Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities:

  • Grass cutting
  • Hedging
  • Strimming
  • Blowing (leaves etc)
  • Shrub pruning
  • Using machines safely
  • Maintenance of machinery
  • Weeding
  • Edging
  • Fruit tree pruning
  • Flower bed prep
  • Planting
  • Flower bed and pots maintenance
  • Path maintenance
  • And more.

Please view our website for a good over view of our company and the work we do.

Your training

During your time at Groundtel Ltd you will be collating evidence of learning, be observed and receive training as to how we do things. This is averaged over a 12 - 18 month period and includes time spent at the beginning of the programme completing ‘sign-up’ & functional skills assessment. An assessor will visit you in the work-place every four to eight weeks. You will attend Berkshire College of Agriculture on a day release programme.

Benefits

Free training linked to a college.

Free Pa1 and First Cert

An excellent starting salary

28 days holiday

We require a clean DBS check due to the nature of the sites we work at.



Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Computer literate
  • Interest in people
  • Good customer service skills
  • Strong communicator
  • Enjoys working as part of a team
  • Interest in Horticulture

Personal qualities

  • Outgoing
  • Positive attitude towards working and learning
  • Enthusiastic
  • Someone who takes pride in their work and strives to do their best
  • Hard working

Desired qualifications

An everyday level of English and Maths.

Future prospects

Possibility of a full time post upon completion of Apprenticeship.

You will gain satisfaction and self-confidence from knowing your capabilities have been successfully assessed against an established national framework
The professional qualifications behind the Apprenticeship Programme and the experience through the Motor Vehicle diploma role will provide you with a great opportunity to progress your career with us and explore development opportunities that are available to you.

Things to consider

You need to be prepared to work outdoors in all weathers. Be aware of the early starts. Timekeeping is essential.


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