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Apprenticeship Grounds Maintenance - 2 yrs P01723

£155.40 per week ( £4.20 per hour)
New Forest
37 hours per week

We are pleased to be able to offer an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and dedicated individual to join our Grounds Maintenance team at Claymeadow Depot in Totton, with occasional work at Marsh Lane Depot Lymington. Based in a busy operational environment, the successful applicants will learn about and assist with most horticultural and arboricultural activities which will include grass cutting, shrub pruning, hedge cutting and a variety of grounds maintenance duties.   This is a 2 yr (24 month)apprenticeship.

For more information on this role please see the attached Job Specification and Person Specification.

Whether you are leaving college, employed and looking to boost your skills, unemployed and looking for a job or simply looking for a new challenge, an Apprenticeship will set you on the road to career success. Apprenticeships offer many advantages over other, more traditional, methods of learning. As well as working towards a nationally recognised qualification, you will also be developing skills directly relevant to your chosen career.
This is an excellent opportunity to combine on the job training, guidance, and support with taught modules at college to gain the necessary skills and knowledge to gain the Apprenticeship Level Two in Horticultural Studies. This is a two year apprenticeship with external training through Sparsholt College for the full two years, Winchester assistance will be given in respect of travel to offsite sessions.

The successful candidates will have a willingness to learn about Grounds Maintenance in an Environment Services setting through a work-based training programme and therefore ideally have 3 GCSE’s at grade c or above ( to include Maths & English). Preference will be given to someone who lives or works in the New Forest District.


Due to funding criteria we are unable to accept applications from candidates who have achieved a degree qualification in this.

Hours of work: 37 per week normally 0730 – 1530 hours Monday to Thursday and 0730-1500 hours Friday.

For further information, please call Byron McGrail on 023 80285588 To apply please complete an application form online

CVs and other supporting information will only be accepted if accompanied by a completed application form.


Benefits include:

  • 22 days annual leave
  • Local Government Pension scheme
  • Parking
  • Employee assistance programme (free 24 hour legal, financial, and personal advice for employees).


A current driving licence would be an advantage.

 As part of our duty of care to all our employees, please be advised that this post is subject to pre-employment health screening.


Closing Date: Sunday 8th  July 2018 (midnight)            Interview Date:  16/17th July 2018

Due to funding criteria we are unable to accept applications from candidates who have achieved a degree qualification in the same field (Horticulture) but we can except applicants who hold a degree in other fields.

A current driving licence would be an advantage.    Weekly wage:   £155. 40per week ( £4.20 per hour)  First year.          Weekly wage:   2nd year, National minimum wage according to age.

8 July 2018
New Forest District Council
New Forest
£0 - £19,999
Full Time