West Herts Crem

West Herts Crematorium is located in beautiful grounds on the Lavesden/Abbots Langley boarders. Our Gardens of Remembrance are set in more than eleven acres and have been carefully designed to make three distinct areas. Our intention is to offer unique characteristics in each garden so that all of our visitors can find the appropriate contemplative space.

Apprentice position at West Herts Crematorium, assisting with various horticulture duties to include:

  • Assisting with the clearing of floral tributes from the cloisters, terraces, chapels and gardens of remembrance
  • Gardening duties such as the hoeing and weeding of beds and borders. Leaf raking and blowing
  • Grass cutting, hedge cutting, spraying (following spraying course)
  • Strimming, ride on tractor/grass cutter, rose pruning
  • Seasonal bedding design and planting
  • Cleaning and repainting of garden memorial benches, as may be directed from time to time
  • Clearing of snow within the crematorium grounds
  • Preparation and attendance of the Annual Open Air Service (second Sunday in July)

Desired skills

No experience is necessary

Personal qualities

  • Must have a flexible approach to work
  • Must have a sensitive and customer focused approach to the public
  • Must be good team player, be confident, sympathetic and have a good sense of humour
  • An interest in gardening would be advantageous

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE (or equivalent) maths and English to Grade A-C or 8-4 (Level 2) are required
  • Applicants MUST NOT already hold a level 2 or higher in horticulture

Future prospects

  • Whilst there is no guarantee of future employment, it may be available to the right candidate

Things to consider


  • KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise



Working week

he normal working week for the post is Monday to Friday, shifts TBC. (½ hour lunch each day). You w

Apprenticeship duration

24 Months

Possible start date

20 July 2020

Date posted

23 June 2020

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

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