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Apprentice Gardener Willows

We are looking for a hardworking individual to join our growing team of gardeners. We offer a quality service to premium customers in Cheshire. In accordance with our company principles the chosen apprentice will be trained to a high standard in the maintenance and care of gardens for prestigious properties.

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Wednesday, 08:00 - 12:00, Thursday 08:00 - 18:00 (minus 30mins lunch), Friday, 08:00 - 18:00 (minus 30mins lunch)

    Total hours per week: 30.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    30 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    03 Sep 2020

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Duties will include:

  • Mowing & Lawn Care
  • Weeding
  • Strimming
  • Leaf Blowing
  • Hedge Cutting
  • Pruning
  • Planting
  • Turfing
  • Patio Cleaning
  • Tool Maintenance
  • Plant identification/disease control

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Listening/following instructions carefully
  • Relative practical ability

Personal qualities

  • Interest in gardening
  • Good timekeeping
  • Hardworking
  • Reasonable level of fitness
  • Attention to detail
  • Team player

Desired qualifications

  • GCSEs maths and English or equivalent Grade 3/D and above are preferable, however not essential as functional skills are offered to upskill as part of the programme

Future prospects

  • After the completion of training the apprentice will have good knowledge of garden maintenance and may wish to pursue this further within the business or apply for other gardening posts

Things to consider

  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide (ANMW):

About the employer

Willows Garden Care offers a range of gardening services to premium customers in Cheshire. We specialise in providing a professional and tailored service to suit their gardening needs




Park Lane


SK11 8JR

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship training provider for this Apprenticeship
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout and a mentor will be assigned to you
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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