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Landscaping Apprentice (Idverde, St Helens)

Location:

St. Helens WA10 5QG

Course level:

Intermediate

Course Duration:

24 months

Reference Number:

VAC001776012

Weekly Wage:

£184.80 to £356.40

Positions:

1

About this opportunity:

As the UK’s top grounds maintenance and landscaping provider, idverde UK offers a broad range of services. From professional open space management to landscape design and build, grounds maintenance, tree surgery, civil engineering, outdoor facilities management, biodiversity management, waterways management and much more.

Induction:

Successful recruits will receive the initial induction as any other member of the workforce.  During this time their welfare and learning will be the responsibility of an experienced Contract Manager within the business.

After the initial period of shadowing a number of Team, the Apprentice recruit will be assigned to a specific team and gain accountability of the specific route. It is important the individual gains an insight into the complexities of all roles on the contract.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES.

Customer:

  • Customer Care:

To create a positive impression with our customers and work to exceed their expectations, presenting a polite and responsible attitude at all times.

  • Customer Contact:

To communicate with customers politely and professionally and accurately report customer comments to managers.

  • Corporate Image:

To wear the correct corporate clothing and ensure vehicles and machinery are professionally presented and that sites are kept clean and tidy.

Internal.

  • Personal Effectiveness:

To act in a professional and confident manner, to accept responsibility and to work effectively as part of the team to achieve results.

  • Communication:

To communicate effectively, to keep managers informed, and to listen and ask questions to ensure understanding.

  • Health & Safety:

To read, understand and work to the company’s Health & Safety Policy and use correct PPE:  high-viz vest, ear defenders, gloves etc.  To ensure that any plant/equipment is used safely and only after suitable training has been given.  To understand and work to risk assessments and COSHH assessments and to report accidents and near misses.  To report any potential health & safety issues to your manger/supervisor or foreman.

  • Work Attendance:

To be reliable in your attendance at work and to follow company rules and procedures if absent from work for any reason.

  • Company Systems:

To be efficient and organised, working to company systems.

Learning.

  • Development Reviews:

To make good use of the opportunity to discuss your work and review your job specification and to take an active part in planning changes and improvements as appropriate.

  • Training:

To be suitably trained/qualified for all work tasks undertaken, taking training opportunities where relevant through the Company’s training programmes

  • Innovation:

To identify opportunities and suggest alternative, better, more effective ways of doing things.

PERFORMANCE INDICATORS and OPPORTUNITIES FOR ASSESMENT

  1. Performance report from the Contract Manager during the induction period
  2. Feedback from the training assessor
  3. Written report on projects
  4. Development of personal social an presentational skills

Desired skills

  • We are only looking for the best
  • Must demonstrate a keen, eager attitude with a willingness to develop
  • Keen interest in grounds maintenance, parks and open spaces

Personal qualities

  • A fast paced and proactive individual
  • Self-motivated and a clear view of what it is going to take to be successful in business
  • Good social skills and an understanding of the importance of how they interact with colleagues, customers and others
  • A good sense of humour
  •  Hard working individual looking for a career path

Desired qualifications

  • Applicants must not already hold a level 2 or higher in Horticulture.

Future prospects

  • At the end of the training scheme trainees will need to pass the required qualification to secure a permanent position.

Things to consider

  • KEITS reserves the right to close this vacancy should the need arise.

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