Hard Landscaper Apprentice - MLI Solutions - REF: KA 057

Company overview:

"MLI Solutions is a landscaping company that covers all aspect of hard landscaping. The company primarily operates in private residencies but on occasion has undertaken commercial work. The company is now growing in reputation and there’s great potential for growth and learning for individuals who are interested in a career in hard landscaping and construction."

Key responsibilities for the role:

  • Must be able to complete an apprenticeship framework in all aspect of groundwork and landscaping.
  • Learn and understand the rules and regulations with regards to excavation depths for drainage and sub-layers in residential properties.
  • Understand and demonstrate different types of stone/materials and how to handle different sub-layers to that effect
  • Learn and demonstrate safe working practices on-site
  • Understand and demonstrate how to prepare a driveway ready for excavation through to re-layering
  • Understand and demonstrate how to prepare a patio ready for excavation through to re-layering
  • How to build retaining walls and relevant depths of foundations
  • Demonstrate the safe use of power tools and heavy machinery
  • Demonstrate knowledge of residential drainage systems

Key skills to be successful in your application:

  • A qualification commensurate to the above responsibilities
  • Driving license is desirable but not essential
  • Respectful, punctual and hard working
  • Preferable non-smoker

Location: Lancashire & Merseyside             
Contracted hours:  40 hrs inc college day   
Hourly rate of pay:  NMW for age 

Closing date: 12 July 2021       

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

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

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