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Landscape Level 2 Apprenticeship
(Landesigns Ltd)

Location:

Hemel Hempstead HP1 1NU

Course level:

Intermediate

Course Duration:

24 months

Weekly Hours:

37.50 hours

Salary:

£187.50

Positions:

1

About this opportunity:

Landesigns is a family run, growing landscaping business based in Hemel Hempstead. Ben started the business from scratch aged 16 with a keen enthusiasm for gardens and outdoor space. With 17 years experience we are dedicated in delivering the highest quality finish, exceeding client expectations and being proud of what we do. We are passionate in every element of the projects we do and offer a friendly, welcoming environment for any new member of the team. We are award winning with a BALI award for domestic gardens being achieved in 2021.

Carrying out most aspects of soft and hard landscaping mostly in St Albans and Harpenden and the surrounding areas to include:

  • Reporting to Landscape Foreman on time in correct safety wear/clothing
  • Learning how to read plans and scale drawings
  • Keeping the workplace tidy and understanding risk assessments and health and safety
  • Setting up datum levels/finish heights with a laser level
  • Excavation of sites and preparation for paving

Installing all different types of:

  • Paving and resin bound gravel
  • Decking
  • Fencing and fence painting
  • Pergola construction
  • Preparation of areas for seed, turf and planting
  • Tree Planting

You may also carry out grounds/garden maintenance including mowing, strimming, planting and weeding along with assisting in the maintenance of the tools and equipment.

Desired skills

  • Any previous horticulture/gardening experience is beneficial but not a requirement
  • Able to work well with others

Personal qualities

  • Honesty
  • Trustworthy
  • Hardworking
  • Energetic and a team player
  • An interest in gardening and landscaping and working outdoors is essential
  • Willing to learn and listen to advice

Desired qualifications

  • Non necessary but GSCE (or equivalent) maths and English desirable
  • Candidates must not already hold a level 2 or above in horticulture

Future prospects

  • Foreman running their own team and project

Things to consider

  • Landesigns clothing provided along with Safety Boots and all PPE
  • Holiday Pay 28 days including Bank Holiday
  • Starting salary is £5/hr but could consider £6+/hr for an experienced candidate
  • Company pension scheme at the relevant stages
  • KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy early if the need arises
  • The apprentice will be working to build a portfolio of evidence and will be required to pass a knowledge test and an End Point Assessment (EPA) to complete the apprenticeship

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