Kickstart - Assistant grower, livestock assistant

Job details
Posting date: 15 January 2022
Hours: Part time
Closing date: 16 February 2022
Location: Canterbury, CT28HX
Company: DWP Kickstart Scheme
Job type: Temporary
Job reference: V0000388124

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To apply for this job, you must be claiming Universal Credit and 16 to 24 years old.

Reed Specialist Recruitment (GW+) (Jack's Veg)

The role available is onsite working with livestock and fruit/veg plants.
The applicant will be required to work alone and as part of a team managing 30 acres of land with mixed fruit/veg production, laying hens and pigs.
We also run an onsite farm shop and campsite.

The activities involve require the applicant to do the following: Planting, sowing, collecting eggs, harvesting crops, animal husbandry, fencing, field work, equipment and structural maintenance, soil management, stock management and sending out orders. Full training will be given.

They would be expected to show up onsite for the whole of the employment.
The address of the site is The Barn, Neals Place Rd, Canterbury, CT2 8HX

We expect people to apply for the role who have a basic interest in livestock and crop production, as well as a willingness to learn and grow as a person.
We hope that the applicant has a good set of GCSEs (or equivalent) and preferably a driving license.

25 hours per week. Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday.


Our training will be provided by REED SPECIALIST RECRUITMENT and their own in house Learning and Development team. The team have created a robust and structured 6 month auditable online training programme hosted on a dedicated portal and includes a wide and high quality range of employability skills training structured over the 6 month period:

Month 1 – Company Induction/Personal/Business Goals
Month 2 – Job Searches and applications
Month 3 – CV writing and Interview Skills
Month 4 – Communication and interpersonal skills
Month 5 – Teamwork, Wellbeing, Time Management
Month 6 - Mock Interview, end of programme report, next steps

The above programme of learning is currently used widely in schools as a Virtual Work Experience training initiative

The Kickstarter will be supported by a dedicated Learning Mentor who will provide welcome instructions and ongoing support and guidance as well as a formal monthly review each month over 6 months and a final record of achievement.
In addition, the Kickstarters will have access to the REED website which hosts a variety of information and downloadable resources to support the unemployed and those looking for new jobs including Personal Effectiveness and Presenting skills.
REED will also be offering the Kickstarter support to seek long term employment through their own job site through many of the companies they represent.

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