Apprentice Horticulture (2 Posts) (Temporary)

Renfrewshire Council

  • Location: Paisley
  • £18,810 to £20,836 per annum, GRD
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: REN04198

Advert Renfrewshire Council are seeking to recruit 2 apprentices in Horticulture. Successful applicants will be based at our Underwood Road Depot and will work across all Renfrewshire Councils horticulture locations including Barshaw Park and Robertson Park, playing fields, landscaped areas and similar open spaces. You will attend college and work towards achievement of the Scottish Vocational Qualification in Amenity Horticulture. Applicants must be a resident of the Renfrewshire area who and aged between 16 and 19 years. It is essential that you possess a minimum of 3 National 4 passes at grade 4 or above (or equivalent). These must include English, Math’s, and a technical subject e.g. Craft and Design, Technical Studies, Graphic Communications, Practical Skills or Science subject i.e. Biology. It is essential that you can demonstrate knowledge to carry out a range of tasks relevant to the apprenticeship, have a genuine interest in the horticulture industry, can both work as part of a team and on your work own, can show initiative and have effective interpersonal, numeracy and communication skills. It is desirable for you to have experience of working in similar environment and have knowledge of the horticulture environment and use of appropriate tools. You should also have knowledge of Renfrewshire Council. Applicants who meet the essential criteria will be required to pass a series of aptitude entry tests prior to commencement of the post. If you are short listed, as part of the selection process you will be required to attend an interview. Successful applicants will secure a 3 year fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship with positive opportunities for permanent employment with Renfrewshire Council. If this is, you then please apply for our successful Modern Apprenticeship Programme. These posts will commence in August / September 2019. Renfrewshire Council offer competitive salaries which are based on a percentage of the time served groundpersons salary with six monthly increments throughout the apprenticeship. If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit If you meet the recruitment criteria and are confident you have a commitment to attend college and gain the relevant Level 3 qualification within your trade, apply now at Closing Date - Monday 24 June 2019.

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