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Level 2 Apprentice Gardener (Trinity Hall)

Location:

Cambridge CB3 0DZ

Course level:

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Course Duration:

20 month approx.

Reference Number:

VAC001768028

Weekly Wage:

£161.25

Positions:

1

About this opportunity:

As part of the team, you will be responsible for the maintenance and development of the gardens including trees, shrubs and cultivated areas to a high standard, comparable with the best of the Cambridge Colleges. Including 20% “off the job” learning may take place at other sites such as training college or other Cambridge University gardens.

Purpose of the role:   

Through training with the gardens team and training provider, acquire the skills to enable you to contribute to the development and maintenance of the gardens at Trinity Hall.

Including:

  • Cultivation of plants, trees and shrubs in all areas of the gardens
  • To participate in the development, maintenance and irrigation of landscaping and planting schemes
  • To work effectively with other members of the gardens team
  • To maintain turf areas
  • To be trained in the safe operation of and to operate a wide range of mowing equipment
  • Hedge and topiary cutting
  • To collect and dispose of litter in the gardens
  • To maintain and cultivate plants grown in the greenhouse and nursery
  • To clear fallen leaves
  • Maintenance of paths and paved areas, ensuring they are kept free of weeds, debris, algae, snow and ice
  • To participate in occasional watering duties at weekends
  • To work in a safe manner, complying with current health and safety legislation
  • To carry out all work required for the successful completion of the Apprenticeship Scheme
  • Any other reasonable duties required by the Head Gardener

Desired skills

  • Physically capable of manual work in all weathers
  • Some experience of gardening (perhaps at home or with a charitable organisation)

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and progress through the course of study
  • Happy to work closely with other team members to gain the necessary skills
  • Polite, friendly and keen to assist
  • Smart and tidy appearance

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs in English and maths at Grade 2/E or above or equivalent qualification
  • Candidate must not already hold a level 2 or above in horticulture

Future prospects

  • Progression if a suitable position arises

Things to consider

  • This is a physically demanding apprenticeship involving manual work. You will be expected to work in all weathers
  • Uniform, wet weather gear and PPE will be provided
  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise

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