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Apprentice Grounds Operative



21st June 2022

Location: Bury St Edmunds and Thurston Suffolk

Hours per Week:37.5 hour working week average, seasonal range between 29 and 41 hours
Monday-Friday 7:00am-15:30pm average. 4-day week in winter months. Includes ½ hour unpaid break.

Status: Permanent

Reporting to: Ross Lake Grounds Operation Manager

Your duties will include but not be limited to the following tasks;

Monitoring and maintaining health and safety.

Maintain and develop personal performance.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.

Preparing ground for seeding and planting.

Maintain established shrub beds and hedging.

Maintain the health and condition of sports turf.

Undertake field sports and playground markings.

Renovate and repair sports turf surfaces.

Use and maintain non-powered and hand-held powered tools and equipment.

Use and maintain pedestrian controlled powered equipment.


The successful candidate must demonstrate a passion for outdoor horticultural sports surface operations in general. The successful candidate will understand the opportunity that this apprenticeship has for the development of a long-term career as a specialist amenity horticulture apprentice within one of the largest facilities management companies in the UK.

Values and Behaviours:

Great customer service and communication skills.

Passion for sustainability.

A Team player providing an excellent service across the Vertas Group.

The ability to make the best decisions with Vertas in mind.

Listening and responding to colleagues, customers and suppliers to achieve the best outcome.

The ability to adapt and respond to change in a growing organisation.

Here at Vertas we’re fanatical about engaging our colleagues, improving their wellbeing and developing their careers. Therefore, please see below the benefits package we offer for this Role.

Your Package:

£4.15 per hour rising to £4.30 per hour as of April 2021.

Colleague loyalty discount scheme with LifeWorks Perks.

20 days Annual Leave plus bank holidays.

Royal London Salary Sacrifice Pension Scheme.

Leadership Pathways programme.

MediCash health plan, money towards your dental, optical and other therapy.

This job description is current. It may be amended in any way following consultation with the post holder to take account of changes or anticipated changes in the organisation or management of Vertas Limited.

Visit our vacancies page or get in touch to apply!

Closing Date

The closing date for this job offer is on 01/07/2022


£4.15 per hour rising to £4.30 per hour


This job is located in Bury St Edmunds and Thurston, Suffolk

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Vertas Group Limited is a versatile, creative and sustainable facilities management company based in Ipswich, providing services to schools, councils and commercial business across East Anglia. We have a reputation for providing the highest quality of service...

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