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Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

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Job Details
  • 5491
  • North Wales Housing
  • Working at properties across North Wales
  • Contract, Full Time
  • Apprenticeship opportunity - earn while you learn, 2yr contract

Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

Would you love to develop a career within horticulture and grounds maintenance?

No previous experience required with this excellent opportunity where you’ll be fully supported as you develop your skills and work towards a recognised qualification.

Our Organisation

North Wales Housing is a successful social enterprise providing homes and delivering services to over 2,700 households across North Wales. Development is core to our future visions, and we’ve committed to over 200 quality new homes by 2023.

Although the organisation is rapidly growing, our vision and values have always been about more than just bricks and mortar. We’re a regional market leader in providing housing and services to vulnerable people, and our tenants are at the heart of everything we do.

Our team of around 170 individuals mean a lot to us, too. We’re proud to say that we’re a Gold Standard Investors in People employer, testament to our desire to care for our colleagues. Our People Strategy focuses on creating an environment where our people are proud to work at a place they want to be, supported to achieve their potential, give their best, and feel valued for their contribution.

The Package

  • 2 year fixed-term contract
  • Minimum of 23 days annual leave plus bank holidays
  • Benefits platform with savings on groceries, high-street shopping, new tech, holidays etc.
  • Further studies support and career development opportunities
  • Pay rate in line with National Minimum Wage / National Living Wage
  • Employee health assistance scheme
  • Enhanced maternity and paternity pay (subject to eligibility)
  • Generous contributory pension scheme
  • Working 40 hours per week, Monday to Friday 8am to 4:45pm

The Role – Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

This role will involve working at properties across North Wales. You’ll be supported with full training as you work towards a recognised qualification, whilst gaining practical experience in a range of grounds and property maintenance duties, becoming skilled with a range of hand tools and assisting with:

  • Horticultural operations including pruning, seasonal bedding, pest and disease control, general grass and hedge cutting, and irrigation
  • Clearing and maintaining gullies, water features, water courses etc.
  • Repairing, installing and maintaining fences, barriers, gates, bollards and other street furniture
  • Collecting and disposing of litter
  • Hard and soft landscaping projects
  • Property maintenance duties

Working towards your recognised qualification will include the completion of workplace assessments, along with some days attending college over the course of your apprenticeship.

Our Requirements – Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

  • Comfortable with everyday conversations in Welsh
  • Willingness to undertake any relevant training
  • Flexible and conscientious approach to work, always happy to get involved and help out colleagues across the organisation
  • Ability to establish and sustain good working relationships within a team environment, and to work alone
  • A good level of literacy and numeracy
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal

Although not essential (as full training will be provided), knowledge of hand tools, materials, and an appreciation of safety or experience working in a similar environment would be advantageous, as would a UK driving licence.

Closing date: Thursday 9th June 2022

Interview date: Friday 17th June 2022

By clicking apply on this site, you will automatically be redirected to the vacancy on the North Wales Housing website, where you will be able to submit an online application.

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