Oaklands Garden Centre is looking to recruit a Horticultural apprentice to work within their small but very busy team.

Desired skills

Good team working skills
Very good time-keeping
Able to listen to and follow direction
Use PPE when needed

Personal qualities

Physically fit and able to undertake physically demanding tasks
Polite and friendly
Understand the need to work in all weathers
A genuine interest in horticulture

Desired qualifications

GCSE Maths & English 3/D or above or equivalent

Future prospects

Possible Full time employment of the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Important Other Information

You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, hot and cold, carrying out physical tasks using the relevant tools and equipment

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting nationally recognised qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid. You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.15 an hour (from April 2020 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

A competitive edge. An apprenticeship will give you the edge when competing for jobs against other well-qualified candidates.

Get hired. The qualifications, skills and experience you gain will look super impressive on your CV and your apprenticeship could even turn into a full time job.

An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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