Plant Health Seed Inspector Level 4 Apprenticeship - Canterbury at Animal and Plant Health Agency

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Plant Health Seed Inspector Level 4 Apprenticeship - Canterbury

You'll learn to:

Inspect imported plants, planting material and plant produce to check for the presence of quarantine pests and diseases

Examine and certifiy plants and planting material for export and advise exporters on the requirements

Conduct compliance checks and enforce regulation where necessary

Undertake crop surveys and soil sampling to prevent the spread of notifiable plant pests and diseases

Work with laboratories where the presence of quarantine pest or disease is suspected

 

 

Training to be provided

The two year Level 4 apprenticeship in Regulatory Compliance will be delivered by an external Training Provider, through a combination of remote or face-to-face workshops, virtual tuition and e-learning. Throughout the programme you will receive 20% of your contracted hours to focus on your apprenticeship.

You’ll be part of a larger apprentice community within the Defra Group and will be supported by the Training Provider, line manager, and colleagues throughout the apprenticeship

Desired skills

Communication skills,Attention to detail,Analytical skills,Logical,Team working,Physical fitness

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A - C or 9-4) Essential,GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A - C or 9 - 4) Essential,A Level or equivalent Biology (Grade A -E) Essential,A Level or equivalent Science (Grade A - E) Essential,BTEC or equivalent Horticulture or Science (Grade Pass) Essential,NVQ or SVQ Level 3 or equivalent Horticulture or Science (Grade Pass) Essential

Future prospects

The role is offered on a fixed term basis for 24 months with the potential for extension or permanency on the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

You will need a full driving licence and independent access to a car (mileage will b reimbursed).

If you do not possess this at the time of your application, any offer of employment will be conditional upon you obtaining this within 3 months of your start date.

The stated BTEC and NVQ qualifications are for those who may not have A levels.

About Animal and Plant Health Agency

You may never have heard of the Animal Plant Health Agency (APHA) but you may have heard of Defra – the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs. APHA is part of the Defra Group and our role is to maintain and promote high levels of animal and plant health in England and Wales.

Basically, we are all about controlling ‘pests and diseases’ in animals and in plants and keeping the UK safe in terms of animal health and welfare, and plant and seed health.

How to apply

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