Overview

Chatton Developments Limited would like to welcome to their team an apprentice to learn all aspects of horticulture within the grounds of the Ghyllheugh estate.

Desired skills

- Physically fit and able to carry out manual labour
- Good communications skills
- Able to listen to and implement instructions
- Basic awareness of health and safety when carrying out practical tasks
- Team worker
- Understanding the job role will require working in all types of weather throughout the year and changing seasons

Personal qualities

- Friendly and polite nature
- Willing to help and support colleagues, regardless of task
- Good timekeeper
- Able to take constructive advice

Desired qualifications

GCSE grade 9-2 (A – E) in English and Maths or equivalent

GCSE grade 9-2 (A – E) in English and Maths or equivalent required to progress onto this apprenticeship. Evidence will be required prior to enrolment.

Future prospects

Full time employment

Things to consider

You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, hot and cold, carrying out physical tasks using the relevant tools and equipment

You will be working at the location below

Newton Red House,
Mitford,
Northumberland. NE61 3QW

Important Other Information

This opportunity is open to all ages 16 years and over.
You will be required to complete an initial assessment and diagnostic in maths and English.

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