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Apprentice - Gardener Gardenia Gardens Limited

We are looking to fill a position as one of our fully trained operatives. This apprenticeship opportunity is to work for a busy garden maintenance company with a friendly family atmosphere. If you are passionate about gardening and enjoy being out in the fresh air, then this could be the excellent apprenticeship choice for you.

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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

    40 hours over the week Monday - Friday (Hours would vary with weather conditions) (With regular breaks)

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    31 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    25 May 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

  • Weeding, turning boarders
  • Mowing
  • Strimming
  • Hedge cutting
  • Collecting leaves
  • Edging lawns
  • Ensuring company vehicles are kept tidy and fully equipped

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Hard working,
  • Positive attitude,
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to learn
  • Honest & Reliable
  • Good time keeping

Personal qualities

  • Honest reliable, positive attitude

Desired qualifications

Desired qualifications for a Level 2 Apprenticeship            

  • English & maths - Minimum acceptable grade E or 2
  • Functional Skills level 1 – English & mathematics - Pass

Future prospects

Full Time job on completion and achievement of this apprenticeship

Things to consider

The National Minimum Wage (NMW) for Apprentices is £4.30 per hour. This applies to 16-18-year-old Apprentices and those aged 19 and over in the first year of their Apprenticeship. For all other Apprentices the National Minimum Wage appropriate to their age applies. The wage for Apprentices applies to both time spent on the job and time spent training.

National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage rates - GOV.UK (

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.

About the employer

We have been established since 2005 and as a small family business of a team of four people, we do garden maintenance work for domestic and commercial clients mainly working in the Cheshire area. We aim to keep the gardening standards high and always looking to improve the business.


Gardenia Gardens Limited



Malvern Close



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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Reaseheath College

  • 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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