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Reddy Lane Market Garden
Reddy Lane, Millington, Cheshire, WA14 3RB
Compensation: National minimum wage
Paid Apprenticeship Part-time Fixed term / contract
We have four paid apprenticeship positions for 2021 through the government’s Kickstarter scheme.
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/April (we are just waiting for the government to confirm a date), 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.
Criteria for applicants:
The deadline for applications is 2nd March 2021.
Send your CV and covering letter outlining how you meet the criteria to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The start dates are March/April (first two apprentices) or June (second two apprentices). We will have an exact start date for the placements starting shortly, we are just waiting for the DWP to confirm them.
More details about us on www.reddylanemarketgarden.com
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About Reddy Lane Market Garden
We are a small organically certified market garden in Cheshire. We run a small independent veg box scheme. We're a not-for-profit Company Limited by Guarantee.