Scandor are frequently on the lookout for talented professionals to join our growing team. A career with Scandor means a career with a well-established landscaping contractor that has 45 years of industry experience under their belt. It’s, therefore, the ideal setting to apply your skills and talents, and also to learn and develop new ones in the process.

On this page, we will post all our current job opportunities along with an easy-apply option, so keep checking back to make sure you don’t miss out.

Grounds Maintenance Operative

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We currently have a vacancy for a full time Grounds Maintenance Operative to join our team.

You will be working within our Grounds Maintenance department looking after business parks, retail parks, educational sites and other public areas mainly within the Hampshire area.

The successful candidate will be operating from our offices and depot near Eastleigh and the duties will consist of hedge cutting, shrub and rose beds maintenance, grass cutting to amenity areas, lawns and sports facilities as well as sports pitch markings.

We are looking for a colleague to join our team who has had previous experience in a ground’s maintenance environment. PA1/PA6a, NVQ, Chainsaw and CSCS certificates are desirable, but not essential and where required we will undertake a training programme to attain those certificates.

A full, clean driving licence is essential

Successful applications will be subject to a DBS check

Salary £20,000 - £25000 dependent upon experience and qualifications

In addition to pay there is a profit share bonus, company pension, company sick pay and opportunity for significant investment from the company for personal training and development with the ability to attain recognised qualifications.

Landscape Construction Apprentice.

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As a business we are committed to development of the team, as part of that objective we have through Sparsholt College recruited a Landscape Construction Apprentice.

This is a two year apprentice with one day being day release at Sparsholt. Scandor is a commercial landscape construction and grounds maintenance business operating within a tight geographical area. During the landscape construction apprenticeship, you will gain skills in the following: -

Planting a wide range of tree, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Learning how to prepare an area for planting and the aftercare needed thereafter. Plant identification, health, care and how they form and develop.

You will initially learn how to use a range of hand tools such as digging, cultivation and measuring equipment including levels and tapes. Other small mechanical equipment such as rotavators, breakers, ride on rollers will be used throughout the apprenticeship. As you progress you will get exposure to use of diggers and dumpers hopefully progressing to a formal certification.

As part of your wider horticultural development and requirements of the course, you will also have some exposure to our ground’s maintenance works using equipment such as a pedestrian mower, strimmer, hedgecutter and ride on mowers.

You will over the two years gain a significant insight into hard landscape construction, we construct a very wide range of features including but not limited to fencing, drainage, kerbing, paving, decking, artificial surfaces, walling and various surfacing such as gravel, rubber and resin bonded.
Health and safety is really important and you will develop a good insight into both the theory at Sparsholt and in practice on the ground.

As an environmental service the environment is really important to us and you will gain an insight into control measures on how we work to protect and enhance.

Given the range of works we undertake a basic understanding of DIY or gardening would be advantageous. Enthusiasm and the drive to learn and progress is paramount. A strong desire to learn about horticulture and want to be in the industry is essential.

A full, clean driving licence is required for this role.

D (4) or above maths & English. Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

A DBS security check will also be required given that we work in schools and areas that have vulnerable children and adults.

The apprenticeship formally starts in September 2022, but with the option to work over the summer to firstly gain a good insight into commercial landscaping.

We work outdoors in all weathers and the work can be a physically demanding.

We will also invest in your development looking to undertake ROLO Health & Safety training, CSCS, Abrasive Wheel and NPORS during your apprenticeship

The starting pay is above the National Minimum wage for an apprentice. Throughout the apprenticeship there will be regular reviews and your pay subject to performance will be progressively increased as with experience and skills. In addition to the salary there are benefits such as company sick pay, overtime, profit share & pension.

How to Apply
Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Sparsholt College Hampshire. In the first instance please feel free to contact Scandor for an informal chat through this website ensuring to leave your number or directly to the college.

Karen Jackson 01962 797452

This is a route for an ambitious individual to join a growing business and develop into a position with more responsibility.
Scandor are an equal opportunities employer, we welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

Scandor Landscape Contractors Ltd, Hensting Lane, Eastleigh, Hampshire,

SO50 7HH