South Staffordshire College

Apprentice Workshop Technician – Hortech Ltd (03/04/2017)

Closing Date: Tue 3rd April 2018
Salary: £200
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.

Over-time opportunities will available for over 18’s at a rate of £7.50 per hour. 

  • Register Your Interest in this Vacancy

    To register your interest in this vacancy, please apply by completing the application form below. Fields marked with an asterisk * must be filled in before you can send your form. We will share your personal information with the employer and the National Apprenticeship Service and make contact with you to discuss your application.

    Your Details

    First Name*
    Last Name*
    Landline Telephone*
    Mobile Telephone


    This information will not be used as part of the selection process. We are committed to equal opportunities. We will use the information you give in this section only to monitor how effective our services, policies and advertising are.

    Date of Birth*
    Do you consider yourself to have a disability?*
    Do you have any other health problems?*


    Have you been a resident in the UK/EU for more than 3 years?*
    If NO, please give most recent details of residency outside the UK/EU in the last three years:


    Please select the category which best describes your ethnic background:*

    About You

    What are your strengths? (e.g. team working, organising, etc):*
    What personal skills would you like to improve? (e.g. time management, questioning skills):*
    Is there anything we can do to help you at an interview? (e.g. do you need a signer, information in Braille, another person to come with you):
    What are your hobbies, interests or achievements?:*


    Please enter the qualifications you have achieved. If you have not yet received your grades, please write that they are predicted. For example, GCSE Maths – B GCSE English – C A Level Art – B (predicted)

    Work Experience

    Starting with the most recent, please enter your work history or relevant experiences. Include the employer, job title, voluntary/part-time/full-time, whether it was a partially completed apprenticeship and the start and end dates. For example, ABC Ltd – part-time sales person – 01/03/2013 to 30/03/2013 XYZ Charity – voluntary cleaner – 01/06/2012 to 28/02/2013

    Human Validation

    Please enter the text you see below in the box to prove you are a human visitor.

    The data collected on this form is for use by South Staffordshire College only and is not given or sold to any third parties unless absolutely necessary for the fulfilment of your registration of interest. It will be stored and used by us for communicating with you based on your interests until such a time that we feel it may no longer be of use to you, or you request that we remove your details. We take your privacy very seriously and all relevant data protection laws of England apply.
    See our full Privacy Statement.

This site uses cookies by default. Our cookies page explains this in detail and allows you to change your settings. To hide this message, click