Apprentice Landscape Site Operative West Lindsey Landscapes Ltd

The successful apprentice applicant will undertake landscaping duties under supervision on various commercial contracts to include: topsoil preparation, turfing, seeding, planting and mulching.

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.00 am to 4.00 pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    12 Sep 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties include/to:

  • Undertake instructions from site supervisor.
  • Safely use hand tools.
  • Prepare ground for seeding, planting and turfing.
  • Safely use power hand tools (auger, strimmer, Avant, ride-on mower) to carry out soft landscaping and maintenance works.
  • Abiding to Health and Safety procedures.
  • Carry out soft landscaping works: seeding, planting, mulching and turfing.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Literacy Skills
  • Numeracy Skills
  • Team Working
  • The successful candidate will need to have the ability to work independently without the need for close supervision.
  • We are looking for someone who is a good communicator.
  • You will be required to work to deadlines, with good time management.
  • The successful candidate will be organised and have a good attention to detail.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to learn and develop consciousness
  • Must have an interest in horticulture
  • Candidate must be enthusiastic
  • Candidate must be punctual and reliable
  • The vacancy is based in a large, lively team and therefore the candidate must work well in team situations as well as work using their own initiative
  • The candidate must be dedicated to completing the apprenticeship qualifications
  • We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with a flexible approach to work in a busy office environment
  • A hard working individual who has a proactive approach to their work, with good attention to detail
  • Must have a methodical approach to new tasks and problems
  • A helpful and friendly approach is essential.

Qualifications required

  • No experience or qualifications required as full training will be given
  • Candidate should have basic literacy and numeracy skills and be able to complete the Intermediate Apprenticeship
  • GCSE's (or equivalent) in Maths and English would be beneficial.

Future prospects

Potential for the right candidate to progress for promotion within the company.

Things to consider

The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal. You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work.

About the employer

West Lindsey Landscapes Ltd is an established and successful commercial landscaping contractor serving our clients nationwide and undertaking soft landscaping schemes to include design, installation and maintenance.


West Lindsey Landscapes Ltd



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Training provider

Day release at Riseholme College on Wednesdays during term time to complete the Level 2 Workbased Diploma in Horticulture, Functional Skills in Maths and English if necessary, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills and Employer Rights and Responsibilities.  Assessments, observations and work-based reviews will be completed in the workplace every 8-10 weeks.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Riseholme College


Michelle Bailey

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Closing date: 12 Oct 2017