Reddy Lane Market Garden has four paid apprenticeship positions for 2021 through the government’s Kickstarter scheme. You need to be referred from your Job Coach at the Job Centre.
The apprentices will be growing organic veg, packing veg boxes and helping with veg box delivery.
“There is currently no clear route into market gardening / organic growing careers, so we think this is a great opportunity for someone interested in this type of work” says our Head Grower Lindsay.
You must be aged 16-24 years old, claiming Jobseekers Allowance, and able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently. There is no public transport, but cycling 4 miles from Altrincham train and tram station is possible.
The placements are for 25 hours a week, Tuesday-Thursday, for six months. The first two start in March (actual date tbc), and the second start in June.
They are paid at the national minimum wage, not the apprentice rate, which is higher. It is currently £8.24 an hour for over 21. Full rates are given here.
If you are interested in the positions, but not on Jobseekers Allowance, please register now for Jobseekers Allowance so that you can apply.
Alternatively, if you are over 25, see our market gardener role here.
Criteria for applicants:
-Aged 16-24 years old- Essential
-Able to work for 25 hours a week Tue-Thur- Essential
-Claiming Jobseekers Allowance- Essential
-Able to get to Reddy Lane (WA14 3RB) independently, or cycle 4 miles from Altrincham train/tram station- Essential
-Able to grow organic vegetables, pack veg boxes and help with veg box delivery (full training given)- Essential
-Interested in seed sowing, weeding, supporting plants, watering, maintenance jobs, and harvesting organic vegetables- Essential
-Able to follow written instructions to pack veg boxes (full training given)- Essential
-Able to do manual work and load the van (full training given)- Essential
-Friendly and able to interact with the customers on their doorsteps- Essential
-Enthusiasm and ability to learn– Essential
-Full clean driving license- Desirable
-Access to own vehicle- Desirable
-Knowledge of food, growing and using – Desirable
The deadline for applications has been extended until 12th March 2021.
Send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about us is on http://www.reddylanemarketgarden.com
The start dates are March (first two apprentices) or June (second two apprentices). Exact start dates to be confirmed.