Apprentice Gardener

Kettlethorpe Sports Horses Ltd, Kettlethorpe (between Lincoln & Gainsborough)

Salary: £129 per week

Added: 23rd March 2021

Closing Date: 20th May 2021

The Role

  • Apprenticeship working with and learning from highly experienced gardener ·
  • Working in beautiful landscaped garden at Kettlethorpe Hall and charming adjacent cottage garden ·
  • Managing landscape and maintaining grounds of eventing/livery yard, fields, cross country course and arenas
  • Learning to use variety of horticultural tools and vehicles, including mowing machines, tractors, harrows, cutters, strimmers and saws ·
  • Acquiring knowledge of and tending wide variety of plants ·
  • Acquiring knowledge of care of lawns and paths ·
  • Acquiring knowledge of care of grounds and fields used by horses ·
  • Acquiring knowledge of care and maintenance of ponds/aquatic plants

Desired skills

  • Candidates should have basic literacy and numeracy skills enabling them to follow instructions and communicate clearly ·
  • Candidates should be physically fit for outdoor work · ·
  • Candidates should be comfortable in the presence of animals (dogs/horses) although no experience is required ·
  • Candidates should have the ability, when clearly instructed, to work independently and consistently without the need for close supervision ·
  • Candidates should be happy to use/handle machinery, although full training will be given and no previous experience is required ·
  • The successful candidate will be organised, safety-conscious and have good attention to detail

Personal qualities

  • Candidates must be punctual, responsible, discreet and reliable ·
  • The vacancy is based in a small team and candidates will be expected to work using their own initiative ·
  • Candidates must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications ·
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who likes working outdoors

Desired qualifications

  • No qualifications required as full training will be given but candidate should have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to complete the Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

  • Candidates must provide a reference from a non-family member with whom KSH can be in contact, eg a teacher or someone they have worked for.

How to Apply

If you are interested in this position and would like to apply, please follow the link below to submit your application:

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