Apprentice Grounds Person

Arena Racing Company

Ffos Las Racecourse Full-time Competitive

Category: Ground Staff/Maintenance Posted: 13.05.2019

Please visit the Arena Racing Company website to apply.

Ffos Las Racecourse has an exciting new job opportunity for an Apprentice Groundsperson to join the company and work within the existing Grounds team. We are looking for someone who is willing to learn and is looking for an opportunity to start their career.

You will assist in the maintenance of external areas, estate buildings and equipment. You will be responsible for the preparation and presentation of the turf course, stables, estates grounds, gardens and other facilities. You will be required to use various gardening, agricultural equipment, machinery, vehicles and chemicals in the process of carrying out your duties.

The successful candidate will be very proactive, be able to use their initiative and be highly motivated with a positive attitude towards work, and abide by all regulations and safe working practices in accordance with current legislation and as detailed in the Company’s Health and Safety Policy and Procedures

Due to the nature of this role, working unsocial hours will be a frequent occurrence, including late evenings, weekends and Bank Holidays.

Previous experience working within a similar environment is an advantage, but not necessary.

The ideal candidate will possess the following attributes:

Educated to GCSE or equivalent
Relevant outdoor year round labouring experience is an advantage
Knowledge of racing industry is an advantage
Excellent time management skills
Excellent attendance record
Flexible approach to working
Works well under pressure
Organised
Good Communication Skills
Enjoy outdoor working
Full clean driving licence is an advantage
In return we will offer you:

A competitive salary and support through relevant qualification
22 days holiday per year plus Bank Holidays
Contributory pension scheme
Childcare voucher scheme
Free parking
Personal and professional development opportunities
A range of racing & leisure benefits including complimentary tickets, offers and discounts at our racecourses and hotels across the Arena Racing Company group.

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This job expires in 2 weeks, on 9th June 2019.

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