Post Title: Apprentice Gardener
Post Reference: GDN22
Hours: 37 per week during Monday to Friday and occasional weekends with flexibility to meet business needs
Salary: £7,118.80 per annum (£3.70 per hour) paid in monthly instalments. This is the National Apprenticeship rate of pay for apprentices if they are either aged under 19 or aged 19 or over and in the first year of their apprenticeship. Apprentices are entitled to the National Minimum (NMW) or National Living Wage (NLW) for their age if they are aged 19 or over and once they have completed the first year of their apprenticeship. More information is also available on the government web site www.gov.uk.
Job Purpose: To assist in the maintenance of the historic gardens and the College campus.
Vision: We are looking for someone interested in making horticulture their career. Working in a historic landscape assisting the gardens team and having the opportunity to work practically while at the same time gaining valuable horticulture knowledge. Willingness to work and enthusiasm for the subject are the essential requirements.
Status: Fixed-Term for 15 months or until the qualification has been achieved, whichever is the earlier
For an informal discussion about the post, please contact Nigel Hewish on 01305 215107 during normal working hours.
The Closing Date for Applications: Friday 3rd August at 9:00am
Proposed Interview Date: TBC
Please return the completed Application Forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by post to: HR Department, Kingston Maurward College, Dorchester, Dorset, DT2 8PY.
Applicants for this position must complete both a College Job Application form and a Work-based Learning application form. CVs will not be accepted.
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You will be asked to provide evidence of all the qualifications listed on your application form at interview.
Kingston Maurward College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and applicants must be willing to undergo child protection screening appropriate to the post, including checks with past employers and the Disclosure and Barring Service.
The College welcomes applications from people with a disability and will offer interviews to all those who are able to reasonably fulfil the criteria outlined in this Job Description. If applicants with a disability shortlisted for interview require any assistance in attending please contact the College’s Human Resources Manager in order that alternative arrangements are made.
Kingston Maurward College reserves the right to close this position before the published closing date, should the need occur. We therefore advise that you complete and submit your application as soon as possible.
Following receipt of completed application forms, if you have not heard from the College within 2 weeks of the closing date regrettably you will not have been short listed on this occasion. All short listed applicants will be contacted within 2 weeks of the closing date or no later than 3 days prior to the interview date (where an interview date is specified).