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Apprentice Gardener wanted to work on a highly ornamental private estate based on the southern border of Warwickshire. As the Apprentice Gardener you will work under the Head Gardener, assisting in all aspects of ground maintenance and carrying out all duties to the highest horticultural standard.

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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

    Monday to Friday: 07:45 - 17:00 in the summer months & 08:00 - 16:00 in the winter months.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    2 years

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2021

  • Date posted

    01 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Key duties:

  • Maintaining amenity turf
  • Cultivation of vegetables and fruit
  • Maintenance of topiary and hedges
  • Pruning of trees, shrubs and climbers
  • Upkeep of ornamental beds
  • Glasshouse propagation
  • Maintenance of lake
  • Use of equipment and machinery
  • General assistance with estate management
  • Upkeep and development of woodland area

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work independently, using own initiative

Personal qualities

  • A keen interest in horticulture and interested in becoming a gardener
  • Practical approach
  • Self-motivated
  • Positive attitude
  • Hardworking

Desired qualifications

  • Minimum GCSE grades 9-3 (A*-D) in English and maths; or equivalent qualifications

Future prospects

Being able to further your Horticultural career with a recognised qualification.

Things to consider

  • This is a practical role that will involve working outside in all weathers

About the employer

A private estate on the south Warwickshire/North Oxfordshire border.




The Grange

Tysoe Road



CV35 0UE

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Additional location information

Radway Grange


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Warwickshire College


Matt Handy 0330 135 7202

Intermediate (Level 2) Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard 

  • Level 2 Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in Horticulture/Landscape Operative
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Pa1 - Principles of Safe Handling & Application of Pesticides
  • Training will be provided on use of machinery and equipment that you need to carry out your day to day duties
  • Learning Journal to document 20% off-the-job training to meet standard requirements
  • Level 2 Functionals Skills in English and maths (if required)

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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