Oakfield Tree and Hedge Services want to add to their small team by employing a Horticultural and Landscaping apprentice to learn every aspect of the trade.

Desired skills

Good customer service skills when talking to clients
Very good time-keeping
Listening carefully and following instructions as required
Use PPE at all times and knowing why
Ready to work on arrival and a good team player

Personal qualities

Confident in talking to customers
Polite and friendly
Good personal hygiene
Motivated and proud to deliver a good service to customers
Clean, clear criminal record

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade 2-9 (A – E) in English and Maths or equivalent

GCSE grade 2-9 (A – E) in English and Maths or equivalent required to progress onto this apprenticeship. Evidence will be required prior to enrolment.

Future prospects

On completion of your apprenticeship, you would become a full-time member of our staff

Things to consider

This job is working outside in all weathers.
If you do not currently have Grades 9-4/A0C in English and maths, you will study functional skills in the required subject.

Important Other Information

Horticulture Operative – workplace based.

Occasional workshops at Kirkley Hall to obtain your First Aid Certificate and the Pesticide Spraying Certificate.

97.4% of our apprentices progressed to employment or further study*.

Destination data for Sunderland College 2019/20, Apprentice completers. 

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97% of our apprentices agree that their course is helping their skills to get better.*

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We have over 40 Apprenticeship programmes across a range of career sectors.

Best reasons to choose an apprenticeship

Earn while you learn. What's not to like about earning money while learning on-the-job, and getting relevant qualifications all at the same time.

Wide choice of careers. We are one of the biggest apprenticeship providers in the region and offer over 40 apprenticeship programmes in lots of career sectors.

Get paid.You will earn at least the minimum apprentice wage of £4.30 an hour (from April 2021 – aged 16-18).

Great support. You will get the best of both worlds with support from your employer and college to make sure you achieve and get the best out of your apprenticeship.

Excellent prospects. Starting in the workplace means there is lots of potential for you to progress quickly, giving you a fast track route to career success.

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An alternative to university. Higher apprenticeships mean that you can become qualified to degree level and beyond.

Gain skills. Not only will you develop job specific skills, you will gain transferable skills, such as time management, that you can use in other industries and careers.

Real job. You will be doing a real job for a real employer and putting your skills and knowledge into practice will show employers what you are capable of.

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