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Oaklands Garden Centre is looking to recruit a Horticultural apprentice to work within their small but very busy team. For the right person, there is the opportunity to secure full time employment and progress to higher level qualifications.

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Closing date: 04 Mar 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Shifts to be confirmed between Monday to Sunday, flexibility required 30- minute lunch break each working day

    Total hours per week: 32.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    19 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Apr 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

On a daily basis, duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Providing excellent customer service to all visitors
  • Monitoring stock control
  • Assisting with loading and unloading of deliveries
  • Learning all aspects of plant cultivation including watering, potting etc
  • Dealing with landscapers and provide advice and practical solutions for their projects

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good team working skills
  • Very good time-keeping
  • Able to listen to and follow direction
  • Use PPE when needed

Personal qualities

  • Physically fit and able to undertake physically demanding tasks
  • Polite and friendly
  • Understand the need to work in all weathers
  • A genuine interest in horticulture

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE maths & English 3/D or above or equivalent

Future prospects

  • Possible Full time employment of the successful completion of the apprenticeship

Things to consider

  • You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, hot and cold, carrying out physical tasks using the relevant tools and equipment

Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week)

The Apprenticeship National Minimum Wage guide is updated every April (ANMW):

About the employer

Oaklands Garden Centre & Farm Shop sells fresh produce to the public, wholesalers and landscapers from both indoor and outdoor locations




Spa Well Road


NE21 6RB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northumberland College

  • Horticulture & Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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