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Trainee Site Operative

Japanese Knotweed Solutions Ltd (JKSL) are the UK’s longest established Japanese knotweed specialist. We treat Japanese knotweed and other invasive plants for commercial and residential clients nationwide.

JKSL are looking for an apprentice to join our excellent team.  The role will involve a diverse range of duties and each day is often different. It will initially involve such tasks as:

  • Carrying out herbicide applications to Japanese knotweed and other non-native plant species. (appropriate training will be given).
  • Cutting and processing general vegetation (appropriate training will be given).
  • General manual labour on our mechanical remediation projects.

We are looking for self-motivated, reliable, punctual individual with good communication skills and a positive professional attitude at all times.

To meet the requirements of our clients, at times candidates will be required to work away from home, staying overnight nationwide. The company will provide an overnight allowance which pays for accommodation, breakfast and evening meal. Working hours are typically 7.30am to 17:00pm Monday to Friday.

The successful candidate should be able to meet at 7.15am at the company’s pick-up point in Didsbury, Manchester.

You will work towards obtaining the below licences:

  • PA1 and PA6 Spraying Licence
  • Reasonable invasive plant knowledge
  • PA6AW and other spraying licence
  • CSCS Card

You will have the opportunity to work towards:

  • Dumper and Excavator licence
  • Banksman
  • Catscan
  • Asbestos aware
  • Chainsaw and chipper qualification
  • Horticultural qualifications
  • H & S training such as IOSH or NEBOSH

A full, clean, UK Driving Licence would be beneficial but not mandatory.

Successful candidates will be well presented, have a strong work ethic and work well within a team. Due to the nature of the business and working within a range of construction sites, candidates will be subject to random drugs testing by the company and or our clients.

If you wish to apply please email your CV to for the attention of Ann Taylor.

Job Details

  • Location: Manchester
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Salary per: Annum
  • Job start date: As soon as possible

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