South Staffordshire College

Apprentice Workshop Technician – Hortech Ltd (27/11/2017)

Closing Date: Mon 27th November 2017
Salary: £160.00
Category: ApprenticeVacancy

Vacancy Description:  Whilst working within our workshop, you will take part in the following tasks:

  • To maintain all equipment owned by the company in a cost effective manner
  • To maintain all owned vehicles – service and MOT
  • To manage your time efficiently to carry out above
  • To cost effectively source spares etc to carry out above
  • To effectively manage all associated paperwork including: timesheets, job cards, orders, advice notes and invoices as well as maintenance schedules.
  • Any other duties around the Nursery / Depots deemed necessary and within your capabilities

You will be required to carry out these duties at various depot locations throughout the UK.

Vacancy Title: Apprentice Workshop Technician

Employer: Hortech Ltd

Employer Description: Hortech Ltd has been established since 1987, a privately owned company who specialise in Grounds Maintenance and Landscape Management. Hortech have circa 125 employees based over 13 depots around the country, with the Head office being based in Moddershall, Stone.

Vacancy Location:

The Long Barn

The Nurseries


 ST15 8TQ

Working Week: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:00pm (40 hours per week)


  • Level 2 Diploma in Landbased Engineering
  • Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT (if required)


Vacancy Type: Intermediate Apprenticeship

Duration: 18 months


  • Dedicated and hard working
  • Reliable and punctual
  • Able to apply yourself to a range of tasks.


Qualifications:  Candidates will hold GCSE grades A*-C (4-9) in Maths, English and ICT (or equivalents).

A full, clean driving licence is also desirable.

Skills Required:

  • Common sense
  • Good communication skills
  • Hardworking, with a willingness to learn
  • Good attention to detail
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Willing to work outside in all weather conditions


Future Prospects: Full-time position may become available to the right applicant.


Things to Consider:  Initially the apprentice will work no longer than 40 hours per week, although once they reach the age of 18 yrs from time to time they may be required very occasionally to spend time away from home to maintain machinery at different depot locations. Transport and accommodation will be provided for this.

This type of work will include working outside to some degree in all weather conditions. Must be able to attend the depot for work as required daily.

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