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Job: Parks and Gardens Assistant

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Maintain turf areas College work placement on golf course: assisted with mowing, re-seeding, edging of greens, especially putting greens
Plant, mulch, weed, and water flower areas

NVQ2 in Amenity Horticulture: knowledge and practical experience of plant propagation, preparing sites for sowing and planting, plant care

Part-time job in local park: maintained rose beds throughout the year, including pruning, mulching, and propagation

Operate and maintain garden maintenance equipment NVQ2: use and maintain hand tools; operate and maintain power tools such as mowers and strimmers; operate tractor and carry out basic maintenance
Work placement: used and assisted with servicing mowing and irrigation equipment
Follow safe working practices NVQ2: health and safety unit completed
Work placement and part-time work: completed health and safety induction and followed safe working practices. For example, wearing ear protection when using mowers; wearing protective clothing and mask when using fertiliser
Teamwork Worked in a team at college, during work placement, and part-time work. Reference from golf course comments on how well I fitted in as a member of the team.
Customer service skills In part-time job, answered park visitors’ questions about rose varieties and propagation. Also helped with a primary school educational visit.
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Last updated 13 November, 2014