Apprentice Groundsperson / Gardener

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South East
High Wycombe
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Apprentice Groundsperson / Gardener

This is an exciting opportunity to become a member of the Grounds and Gardens Team at Wycombe Abbey. 

The School is situated in the centre of High Wycombe in its own grounds of 160 acres. It is a Conservation Area and is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens by English Heritage. Whilst most of the grounds are given over to Parkland, Woodland or School Buildings, there are important areas of shrub borders which complement the buildings and grounds.

The Apprentice Groundsperson / Gardener will learn to maintain, upkeep, and improve the School’s grounds and/or gardens, conforming to the highest standards of workmanship and Health & Safety.

The expected duration of the apprenticeship would be 2 years and the successful completion of the training provided will lead to the Level 2 Horticulture Operative qualification.

Applicants must be aged 16 or over with a good general school education.

Hours of work: 7.30am – 3.45pm Monday - Friday (with 1-hour unpaid lunch break) plus every third Saturday 7.30am - 11.30am. Day release to attend the horticulture college course at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) during college term time

Does this sound like you? If yes and you would like to apply for the Apprentice Groundsperson / Gardener position then please hit the apply now button.

You will then be sent to an online questionnaire to support your CV and application, please fill in the details and we will be in touch to advise you of the next steps.

Closing date: 12 noon 13th September 2019

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

Registered Charity No 310638

Job reference: X1GJ2126


Contact Details:
Tel: 01733 427 182
Contact: Glenn Jones

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