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Level 2 Apprentice Horticulture and Landscape Operative AVERY GARDENS LIMITED

Exciting opportunity for an apprentice gardener to join a high-quality professional gardening business. You will be caring for a broad range of domestic and commercial gardens.

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Closing date: 04 Aug 2021

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, 7:30am to 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Aug 2021

  • Date posted

    12 Jul 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Full overview:

Avery Gardens of Taunton, Somerset are a high-quality professional gardening business. We operate at the highest standards with the very best quality equipment and have a highly motivated and skilled team who all share our aim of being the very best service provider in the industry, setting new standards and employing the best technology and people to get us there.

This is a genuinely exciting opportunity for an enthusiastic person to join a growing business and help us bring new contracts up to our high standards. Our business is mainly commercial with some domestic and with a track record of over 15 years delighting our clients, we now have an opportunity for one more person to join our growing team.

You will be an enthusiastic person who is able to think quick, be quality driven and have the ability to help us maintain our exceptional customer service standards. Avery Gardens will give you in return a great working environment, the opportunity for self-development and a respected qualification.

We also provide you with the best quality tools and machinery to get the job done and supportive, skilled management to help you perform at your best. We are looking for people who are genuinely enthusiastic, positive and great with people.

Main Duties:

  • Cutting grass
  • Trimming hedges
  • Pruning shrubs

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

You will need to be:

  • Able to relate easily to others
  • A confident communicator
  • Able to use a variety of machinery
  • Able to use hand tools

Personal qualities

  • Enthusiastic
  • Positive
  • Great with people

Desired qualifications

GCSEs in the A* - E or 9 – 3 range. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. Employers who recruit candidates without English and maths at GCSE Grade C (or Functional Skills Level 1) or above must ensure that the candidate achieves this level before the Apprenticeship Standard can be awarded to the individual.

Future prospects

Opportunity to secure full time employment as a horticulture and landscape operative and to further develop your skills by progressing onto the Level 3 Landscape/Horticulture supervisor Apprenticeship should a suitable role become available.

Things to consider

You will work outside year-round and the finish time for each day is variable due to the nature of the work.

About the employer

Garden and grounds maintenance services.




65 Buckland Road



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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Bridgwater & Taunton College

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard No. 181 Horticulture and Landscape Operative:

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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