Apprentice - Streetscene: CVP 821

Streetscene recognise the value of the work experience that apprentices gain during an apprenticeship and whilst it is acknowledged that we will not necessarily be in a position to offer longer term employment opportunities, the provision of skills and experience to effectively apply for future employment, either internally to Knowsley Council or externally should be noted.

The successful candidates will work as part of the Streetscene Service delivering grounds maintenance and street cleansing duties Boroughwide in addition to the completion of a National Vocational Qualification in Horticulture, delivered via an approved provider.

The job role is based outdoors and involves walking, lifting and the operation of handheld machinery such as pedestrian mowers, strimmers, and hedgetrimmers and sucker blowers.

There is no requirement for previous experience within a Streetscene environment as this post offers full training however, the successful candidates will be enthusiastic, self-motivated with a willingness to learn and the ability to integrate within a team.

For an informal discussion please contact Kevin Shields on 0151 443 2464.

 

Location: Knowsley
Contracted hours: 36
Hourly rate of pay: Apprentice/Real Living Wage - £9 per hour

How to apply: 
1. Download and complete the application form 

2. Return it via email to theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk

Closing date for applications: Friday 21 February 2020

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If you would like support completing your application form, please email theknowsleyapprentice@knowsley.gov.uk with the subject heading 'Application Support’