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Garden Services Apprentice

Employer
The Guinness Partnership
Location
England, West Sussex, Crawley
Salary
£13720 - £19050 per annum
Closing date
26 Feb 2024

About the role

We have an exciting opportunity for a Garden Services Apprentice covering Crawley and the local surrounding areas.

Your hours of work will be Monday to Friday (35 hours per week) between 08:00am - 4:00pm.

You will be supported by Guinness staff to undertake the role of Garden Services Apprentice. You will be committed to complete your studying as the hours do not include all practical work. You will receive dedicated support and teaching from your YMCA Tutor to achieve a Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship qualification over 2 years.

The successful candidate will assist in the provision of a high-quality Estate Service, interacting with customers to deliver a professional cleaning, gardening and grounds maintenance service.

Grounds Maintenance Tasks:

  • Lawn mowing/Lawn care
  • Border management
  • Hedge cutting
  • Planting and Pruning
  • Strimming
  • Litter picking
  • Project works, such as redesigning areas of the scheme for improvements
  • Bin store management and bulk waste removal when necessary

Key duties:

  • Cleaning Tasks:
  • Cleaning internal communal areas
  • Floor cleaning, such as mopping duties
  • Deep cleaning using mechanical tools
  • Cleaning communal bin store areas

You'll also need to develop positive working relationships with customers, colleagues, and contractors to improve the overall appearance of Guinness estates. You will operate, store, and maintain equipment to comply with Guinness Health and Safety procedures including COSHH, PPE and prompt reporting of incidents on site.

And deliver services to standards and specifications, ensuring awareness of the need to deliver a cost-effective service to customers.

The successful candidate will be:

  • Able to carry out physical tasks within Health and Safety guidelines
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Ability to use all equipment safely and effectively
  • Able to deliver great customer service
  • An excellent communicator with written and verbal skills
  • A holder of GCSE Maths and English grades A - E or equivalent

Qualifications

Desirable:

  • Level 2 in Maths and English or the ability to complete these with support by the end of the Apprenticeship.

Closing date is Sunday 25th February 2024 at midnight and applications will be reviewed from Monday 26th February 2024.

Interviews will be held at our office in Crawley from 4th March 2024.

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About Us

The Guinness Partnership is one of the leading providers of affordable housing and care services in England. We build and manage homes and provide housing services for around 140,000 customers nationwide. Our vision is to deliver great service, provide great homes, to be a great business and to be a great place to work. Because everything we do is about our customers, our communities and our people, any profit we make is re-invested in new and existing homes and improving services.

The Guinness Partnership is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to equality of opportunity for all colleagues, and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.

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