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Woodland Apprenticeship

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Derbyshire Dales District Council, Matlock
Salary details
£7.04 per hour (10% above the National Apprenticeship Rates)
Job term
Full Time
Appointment type
Fixed Term
The Apprenticeship Programme will run for a period of 15 months from September 2024.
Closing Date
16 June 2024

Based at Hurst Farm Matlock

  • The apprentice will be deployed to work in a woodland landscape which is part of the wider Hurst Farm Estate Regeneration Project. The apprentice will also be given the opportunity to work with the District Councils wider Clean & Green Team and will work across the district as part of their development, training and supervision.    
  • The post holder will learn how to undertake a range of grounds maintenance duties and development work to include woodland management and will gain the skills to use relevant equipment. Examples include handsaws, pole saws, chainsaws, a range of handheld and pedestrian machinery, e.g., leaf blowers, grass cutting equipment.
  • The overall aim of the Apprenticeship Programme is to enable the post holder to develop knowledge and skills through hands on experience as well as via Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship Training. Attendance at a Derbyshire based college is anticipated to be required one day a week.
  • The Apprentice will work under supervision and guidance to develop skills, knowledge and experience to provide delivery of an effective and efficient service.
  • At the end of the 16-month programme it is anticipated that the Apprentice will become employment ready and will be given the opportunity to apply for available permanent employment opportunities within the District Council.
  • This post is part of the prestigious Hurst Farm Heritage Trail project funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

If you have any questions on the roles, please contact Lis Hudson, Human Resources & Payroll Assistant, elisabeth.hudson@derbyshiredales.gov.uk  

If you encounter any problems applying online please contact humanresources@derbyshiredales.gov.uk 

We do not accept CVs.

Candidates must possess the necessary ‘right to work in the UK’ authorisation. We are unable to provide sponsorship or assume sponsorship of an employment visa as we do not possess a visa sponsorship licence.

Provisional Interview Date: Week commencing 1 July 2024

Please be aware that Derbyshire County Council is placing this advert on behalf of this organisation and you should refer directly to its website for details of the terms and conditions attached to this post. Any queries regarding this advert or the recruitment process should be made directly to the organisation.