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Title:  Apprentice - Horticulture

Location: 

Paignton, South West, GB, TQ4 7QR

Department:  Apprenticeship Programme
Operation:  Sanctuary Property Services
Requisition Number:  190567

 

Sanctuary provide in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary organisations.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

 

Apprentice – Horticulture

 

2 year fixed term contract

 

Paignton

 

Starting Salary Year 1: £12,001

 

40 hours per week

 

Our award-winning Apprenticeship programme offers you a chance to study for a practical qualification while contributing to the success of a fast-paced, constantly evolving organisation.  Horticulture apprentices will learn the principles of plant growth and development, plant nutrition requirements, ways to reduce waste, how to use equipment correctly, cultivating soils for differing purposes, controlling plant pests and diseases, and identifying plants.

 

In partnership with our training provider Pershore College – one of the country’s leading horticultural colleges - we are offering a two year Apprenticeship in Horticulture. You will be provided with first rate training leading to an NVQ / QCF Level 2 nationally recognised qualification, while at the same time working to make life better for our tenants and customers.

 

The role of Apprentice - Horticulture will include:

  • Building a range of knowledge and skills over the course of 2 years
  • Working on a range of horticultural and landscaping projects of all shapes and sizes
  • Establishing plants and identifying pests
  • Maintaining communal open spaces
  • Building the customer service skills needed to build a career in the industry

 

Skills and experiences:

  • A keen interest in Horticulture and Landscaping
  • A minimum of 2 National 5 qualifications (or equivalent) in Maths and English (other subjects considered)
  • Good practical skills and problem solving skills
  • Enjoy getting stuck into physically demanding work
  • Have plenty of initiative and be ready to step forward with your own ideas

 

Why work for us?

Sanctuary Property Services provide in-house repairs and maintenance services for an extensive portfolio of properties across Sanctuary Group’s organisations.  As part of a not-for-profit organisation, we aim to achieve outstanding results for our customers based on our values - working in an open and transparent way, creating strong partnerships with our customers and providing a first-class customer service.

 

Ready to join us?

 

Our Benefits    

As part of our commitment to making Sanctuary a great place to work, where your wellbeing is of genuine importance, we have developed an attractive employment package. The package recognises your contribution, supports your physical, mental and financial health and gives you the flexibility to tailor your employee benefits by offering:

  • 24 days annual leave
  • A pension scheme with employer contributions from Sanctuary
  • Life Assurance
  • Employee Advice Service including counselling
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Voluntary health plans  
  • Employee discounts
  • Wellbeing support and tools
  • Employee recognition scheme

 

Closing Date: 14 August 2022

 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.

 

‘For an insight into what it’s like to work for us, take a look at #LifeatSanctuary on Twitter’

 

Building Equality and Diversity

Sanctuary Group encourages and welcomes applications from people from diverse backgrounds to support our commitment to offering an inclusive environment for our employees and customers.
We work closely with the Home Office in order to prevent unlawful working.
Sanctuary Maintenance Contractors Limited is a subsidiary of Sanctuary Housing Association, an exempt charity.

 


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