Problem Solved Pest Control - Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation - Level 2 (Ref: VAC001526966 )

Salary: Weekly wage: £117Closing Date: 08 May 2019Hours: 30 hours per week

Problem Solved Pest Control

Providing a personal, professional confidential service in Gateshead & Newcastle. We provide effective and discrete pest control solutions that you can trust. Based in the Heart of the North East, we have become one of the most trusted and well-respected pest control agents operating in the area. Our approach is simple. We always put our customers’ needs first and go above and beyond to deliver a service that meets their individual requirements.

A Fantastic opportunity has arisen for the successful candidate to work alongside experienced workers, whilst working towards gaining their qualification at Level 2 in Environmental Conservation.

You will mainly carry out pest control activities on a variety of locations including Gateshead, Newcastle, Hexham. The Environmental Conservation apprenticeship is the perfect stepping stone into the world of pest control. If successful in gaining this apprenticeship Problem Solved Pest Control will provide you with the practical skills, experience and background knowledge required to progress into a career in this field.


  • Rodent Control
  • Honey Bee Swarm Collection
  • Wasp Nest removal
  • Insect infestations
  • Rabbit Control
  • Mole Control
  • Bird Control
  • Electric Fly Killer Unit
  • Horticulture duties
  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming
  • Turfing
  • Using a range of tools
  • Weed killing and spraying
  • Keeping grounds tidy
  • General tidying duties
  • Promote responsible use of the environment
  • Maintain equipment and machinery
  • Remove unwanted plant growth to maintain development
  • Control pests
  • General Landscape maintenance

 You will be expected to be creative and bring new ideas. You will effectively manage customer expectations. You will share knowledge and new ideas where required. You will carry out the work to the required standards with efficiency and quality expected by your supervisor (with support and training). You will be expected to work within the terms and conditions of your contract of employment and adhere to company policies, procedures, instructions, values and behaviours.

Future prospects: Progression to next level apprenticeship, In House training with employer, Full Time employment

Training to be provided: Level 2 Environmental Conservation.

Skills required: Practical nature, A passion about the environment, Understanding of the Pest Cntrol industry, Self-motivated, Excellent Customer Service skills, Works Accurately, be able to work as part of a team. Experience of working in a customer service environment would be advantageous. Good communication skills, team working.

Personal qualities: Passionate about environment, Well spoken, Polite, Pro Active person, Attention to detail, Ability to work under pressure, Good team player, enthusiastic, outgoing, willing to learn, committed to completing the apprenticeship, a good work ethic & hard working, Tenacious and motivated. Good attitude towards learning peers and clients is essential, adaptable, good communicator

Good personality, Works well with others, Willingness to learn, ability to make decisions.


Reality check: Due to the locations of this apprenticeship the employer is looking for someone who has a driving license. It is important that you are willing wo work hard and attend work promptly. Respect and communication is KEY! You must be able to take instructions and act on them appropriately.

Important Information:

You will be required to work to the terms and conditions of your contract. You may be required to work early morning, late evenings and weekend on occasion.

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