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Garden Centre Retailer offering horticultural expertise, home and lifestyle products and experiences. A renown family owned national garden centre retailer with 18 garden centres across the country.

Vacancy description

The role of a Horticultural Apprentice will include following job duties:

  • Plant care and housekeeping standards
  • Edging and shrub bed maintenance
  • Weeding/Sweeping
  • Litter Picking/Leaf collection
  • Chemical Application
  • Safely use grounds maintenance equipment including hand tools, strimmers, hedge-cutters, and any other machinery required
  • Carry out maintenance to grounds maintenance equipment
  • Compliance with all relevant legislation
  • Horticultural operations such as planting, pruning and maintenance of trees and shrubs
  • Work within the plant area - and complete plant watering duties
  • Warehouse duties involving manual handling
  • Product knowledge / Product location / Handle telephone enquiries
  • Efficient stock management - ensuring stock levels are correct
  • Pricing standards - stock always priced when displayed in Garden Centre
  • Maintain Garden Centre displays - Point of Sale & Merchandising standards
  • Ability to cross sell/up sell - introducing alternative products and Privilege Cards
  • Operate a till and handle cash
  • Flexible to work across all departments within the Garden Centre - transferable skills

Additional duties:

  • Undertake appropriate training & coaching relevant to role, demonstrating brand values of Passion, Inspiration and Expertise
  • Adheres to all Company policies and procedures as outlined in the Colleague Handbook
  • To carry out duties which are required within the role as it evolves within the development of the Company
  • Providing support to other Garden Centres as required for needs of the business 
  • Any other such reasonable duties as directed by Line Management as appropriate to the level of appointment

Desired skills

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Have excellent time keeping skills and be motivated, honest and reliable
  • Able to deliver great customer service

Personal qualities

  • Flexible to work across all departments within the Garden Centre
  • Polite approach and professional appearance
  • A flexible approach to working hours - available to work weekends/Bank Holidays
  • Learn and develop skills in horticulture and have a willingness to learn
  • Ability to carry out physical tasks within Health and Safety guidelines
  • Enjoy working come rain or shine, and willing to go the extra mile

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades A-C/9-4, or equivalent, in maths and English

Future prospects

On successful completion of the apprenticeship if you demonstrate the necessary commitment and desire there are opportunities to progress to the next level and enjoy a career with Notcutts.

Things to consider

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

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Location

Worksop

Weekly wage

£168.00

Working week

40 hours

Date posted

29 April 2019

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number

VAC001527487

Positions

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