Grounds & Gardens Apprentice - Kent College – Horticulture level 2

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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.

Grounds & Gardens Apprentice - Kent College – Horticulture level 2

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.

The Junior School is located about a mile away and occupies at site of around 25 acres. It provides day school education for boys and girls between the ages of 3 months and 11, and boarding for children aged 7 and above. The grounds contain herbaceous borders, shrubberies, rockeries, tubs and hanging baskets and the successful candidate would working in all of these areas.

Working 30 hours per week Monday - Friday with occasional weekend, by the end of the course you will have a qualified in Grounds & Gardens Horticulture level 2 with YMCA Training.

Key duties:

  • To carry out a variety gardening duties, requiring a minimum amount of supervision
  • Preparation of specialist sports pitches and running tracks for field events with regular liaison with the sports department
  • Soil cultivation, digging, forking, watering, raking, weeding, edging, pruning, bed preparation and preparing and planting rockeries, herbaceous borders and shrubberies
  • Lawn maintenance and cultivation
  • The use and maintenance of basic light machinery including cylinder and rotary mowers, strimmers and leaf blowers

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

To apply for this Grounds & Gardens Apprentice all you need to do is click Find out more and make sure your CV is attached.

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