|Hertsmere is located in Southern Hertfordshire – we are 13 miles from Central London and within the M25. We adjoin Greater London with excellent road and rail links, making London and the Home Counties easily accessible. The council offices are situated in Borehamwood within Zone 6 and with a direct rail link into London Kings Cross St. Pancras. The area is an internationally renowned centre for film and television production, home to BBC Elstree and Elstree Studios (a council-owned asset).
|Bushey Rose Garden Apprentice Salary £12,168
We are looking for an apprentice to work at the Bushey Rose Garden, which is an historic Grade II listed public garden situated in the heart of Bushey. This vacancy is for an Apprenticeship position for work carrying out gardening duties.
You will undertake all garden maintenance tasks, to ensure the Rose Garden is kept to a high horticultural standard. This includes rose care, herbaceous perennials, climbers, ornamental shrubs, hedge maintenance, weeding, planting, mulching, soil management, turf management, cleansing and cleaning.
You will also act as the first point of contact for park users and to be the custodian of the Rose Garden on behalf of the council.
You will undertake the following training as part of the Apprenticeship:
Level 1 functional skills tuition in English and Maths will be delivered in a 5 day intensive block at the beginning of the apprentices program of study.
Level 2 functional skills tuition in English and Maths will be delivered in a 5 day intensive block after 1 year on program.
Level 2 award in the safe use of pesticides PA 1 Emergency first aid at work.
During the Apprenticeship scheme, you will work with a qualified member of staff and be provided the support and guidance required to progress within the council.
We are looking for somebody with excellent communication skills, customer care skills, initiative and physical fitness, who is a punctual, reliable, enthusiastic, well presented and responsible team player.
The role is physically demanding, and you will be expected to work throughout all weather conditions, sometimes outside of normal working hours, at weekends and during public holidays. The Council will support you with your studies and allow time during working hours to complete necessary studies.
The post is offered on a full time, permanent basis (36 hours per week). Working days: Monday-Friday, 8am-5pm (summer) 9am-3pm (winter).
Benefits include 25 – 30 days annual leave (depending on the length of Local Government Service) plus one floating day per annum, local government pension scheme, free car parking, free use of leisure facilities, cycle scheme and season ticket loans.
Please click here to apply. For further information on the borough and our benefits, visit www.hertsmerecareers.co.uk
Closing date: Midday, 30 June 2022