Environmental Services Apprentice - Horticulture Yorkshire Housing Ltd

We have an exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic and eager-to-learn individual, who wants to take the first steps to grow their career with a Horticulture apprenticeship. Apply today to start climbing the ladder to success with Yorkshire Housing!

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Apprenticeship duration

    22 months

  • Possible start date

    23 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    09 Oct 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Joining Yorkshire Housing's Environmental Services team, you will…

  • Carry out grounds maintenance duties to the highest standards including seasonal cuts, flower bed maintenance, control of weeds and renovation to grassed areas.
  • Provide excellent customer service to our customers and a high standard of ground maintenance service for our property’s and schemes
  • Carry out grounds maintenance using equipment using best practice and in accordance with health & safety regulations
  • Work closely with other teams within the business to carry out programmes of repair and maintenance
  • Provide maintenance services in the community to improve areas for our customers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • As part of this role you will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions
  • Alongside this there will also be physical challenges after suitable training - manual handling and use of various horticulture tools and machinery 

Personal qualities

  • Yorkshire Housing are looking for a committed individual who is eager to learn and develop on the job, and has a passion to grow their career in horticulture.


Qualifications required

  • The ideal candidate would have a GSCE grade C or equivalent in Maths & English and have an enthusiasm for all aspects of grounds maintenance work.


Future prospects

The chance of progression to an Advanced Apprenticeship and/or permanent employment for the right candidate

Things to consider

Our apprenticeship programme will also offer you opportunities of personal development, alongside gaining an insight into wider business operations.

About the employer

Yorkshire Housing is a Housing Association that owns and manages more than 18,000 homes, and developing thousands more across Yorkshire. All of our profits are reinvested so we can do even more for our customers. We also provide a range of services so people can live independently. Our ambition is to offer everyone the opportunity to live in a quality home they can afford.


Yorkshire Housing Ltd


Airedale Business Centre Unit A1

Millennium Road


BD23 2TZ

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Training provider

This is an apprenticeship in Horticulture and will include a combination of workplace training and college attendance. Working with your employer and the college staff, you will reach a high level of competence in your role in readiness for End Point Assessment at the end of your apprenticeship. 

Apprenticeships are changing and detailed information about the assessment of this apprenticeship is not yet available. More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in Maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.


Apprenticeship standard

Agriculture, Environmental and Animal Care > Horticulture and Landscape Operative

Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Craven College


Sarah Haworth 01756 693686 apprenticeships@craven-college.ac.uk

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Closing date: 20 Oct 2017