Grounds Maintenance Apprentice

Are you a practical person with a passion for working in the outdoors and want to improve our parks and open spaces? Ipswich Borough Council is looking to appoint a Grounds Maintenance Apprentice to join our team.

Are you a practical person with a passion for working in the outdoors and want to improve our parks and open spaces? Ipswich Borough Council is looking to appoint a Grounds Maintenance Apprentice to join our team.

You will be working as part of a busy team maintaining our beautiful parks and open spaces to a high standard, whilst learning from experienced colleagues.

You will have 5 GCSEs grade A*-C including English Language and Maths (or Grade 4 or above if after 2017).

You will enjoy working outside in all weathers, be a reliable and conscientious team member, and be someone who takes early starts in their stride. You will be able to bend, stretch and lift/hold heavy objects as part of your day-to-day routine.

This exciting role offers a wide range of horticultural grounds maintenance experience which will support your Intermediate Apprenticeship, which includes an NVQ Level 2 qualification.

This role is fixed term for 2 years.

As well as a competitive salary, the Council offers Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) membership, subsidised parking for work and leisure, public transport discounts, free swimming and gym membership, cycle purchase scheme, learning and development opportunities, flexible working opportunities, wellbeing support, lifestyle benefits and the opportunity to work with great colleagues.

For more information about this role please contact Lisa Stannard via email Lisa.Stannard@ipswich.gov.uk  

Please download the Job Description and Person Specification to find out more about this role: Job Description and Person Specification

The selection process will be an interview. Interviews will be held week commencing 18th March 2024.

The assessment interview process will be carried out remotely via Skype for Business, Microsoft teams or in person.

Early applications are encouraged as we reserve the right to interview candidates who meet the essential criteria prior to the closing date and / or to close the opportunity to applicants once we receive sufficient applications.

Please note CVs are not accepted.

Location

Various Park Locations

Salary

£14,261

Application closing date

29th February 2024
 

Job type

37 hours per week

Fixed Term for 2 years

Requisition reference

REQ00798

Office

Ipswich Borough Council

Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road
Ipswich,
IP1 2DE

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