Sport-Turf Management Apprentice - Kent College - Horticulture

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    Canterbury, Kent
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    £111 per week
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Kent College is part of the Independent Methodist Schools Trust and is made up of a Nursery, Junior School and Secondary school in Canterbury, as well as a sister school in Dubai. Their offer an exciting and vibrant education in a safe and idyllic environment with high expectations of our children in academic performance, range of opportunity and behaviour. Children can discover an enjoyment of rising to challenges and develop the personality and skills to Thrive in our rapidly developing world.

Sport-Turf Management Apprentice - Kent College - Horticulture

Opportunity description

The Senior School occupies a semi-rural site of some 70 acres (280,000 m 2 ) on the edge of the city of  Canterbury and also owns the nearby Moat Estate, where there is  a farm, which is managed by staff and pupils, and extensive sports pitches. These are adjacent to Blean Forest, which is the largest area of ancient woodland in Kent, and is recognised on a British and international level for its importance as a wildlife conservation area.

The Senior School has 3 rugby pitches, 2 cricket pitches, an all-weather hockey pitch and a wide range of athletics and other sports pitches.

Working 30 hours per week Monday - Friday with occasional weekend, by the end of the course you will have a qualified in Level 2 Sport-Turf Management - qualification with YMCA Training.

Key duties:

● General grounds and gardens maintenance, including strimming, grass-cutting, hedge-cutting, mowing, turfing, planting
● Cricket pitch maintenance and marking out pitches to a high standard
● Able to use machinery and drive tractors (once eligible/qualified)
The successful candidate:
● Ability to work as part of a team and work on own initiative
● Good interpersonal and communication skills
● Comfortable working in a School environment
● Flexible attitude
● Attention to detail
● Good timekeeping skills
● Hard working and reliable
● Friendly and approachable
● A well-presented appearance
● Committed and dedicated
Please note that YMCA Training is acting as a recruitment partner in this process and you are not required to contact the business directly. If you have any questions or would like some information about this or any other apprenticeships advertised here please get in touch with   David Miller on 0207 343 1755