Trainee Plant Area Assistant

SVC Group
15 Mar 2019
31 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Trainee Plant Area Assistant, Full-time


Salary £8.83/hr (time and a half at weekends)

The ideal role for somebody who is keen to be one of our Plant Area Assistants or Experts but doesn’t yet have much practical experience or in-depth knowledge. Learn on the job alongside an extremely knowledgeable and award winning team. We are looking for a positive and confident individual, with good common sense, who can problem solve and is keen to learn.

Our Plant Area team has helped us win numerous awards including picking up the the industry’s most prestigious award in January 2019 – the Ruxley Rose Plant Area award. You will be working outside or in greenhouses – moving and displaying plants, plant care & maintenance and of course delivering great customer service.

Key duties

* You will be trained to undertake daily watering and stocking up of the plant areas

* You will learn how to effectively merchandise plants, to encourage sales

* You will learn how to answer customer queries, and build up your plant knowledge by learning from the rest of the team and by working in different departments

* You will be given the chance to work across our plant area teams – bedding / houseplants / outdoor – to learn as much as possible

* When needed you will assist in other areas of the business including our nursery production team

Your capabilities

* You’ll have a passion for plants and are keen to learn

* You can follow instructions and complete tasks effectively within a set time frame


* You are enthusiastic about plants and have grown plants in your house or garden

* Experience in customer service or events roles - preferred

* A horticultural qualification - preferred

* Good communication skills - essential

* You’ll need to work five days a week, including one day at the weekend

* Work closely with other team members in the Plant Area (Outdoor, Bedding & Houseplant), Nursery and Retail areas

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