Horticulture Apprentice

Derwent Treescapes Ltd

A Horticulture Apprentice is required to work with the landscaping team.

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2017

Apprenticeship summary

Weekly wage


Wages explained
The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.40 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
The minimum wage rates are £5.55 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £6.95 for anyone aged 21 and over.
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

Working week

40 hours 5 days a week- Mon to Sat 7.30 - 4.30

Total hours per week: 40.00

Apprenticeship duration

18 months

Possible start date

13 Mar 2017

Date posted

24 Jan 2017

Apprenticeship level

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

Reference number



2 available

  • Preparing the ground (including earthworks and drainage)
  • Turfing and seeding lawns
  • Planting and pruning trees and shrubs
  • Putting in other plants
  • Installing features like paving, paths, water features and rock gardens
  • Constructing rock or water gardens.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Ability to communicate
  • Knowledge of health and safety
  • Good timekeeper
  • Hard worker
  • Flexible.

Personal qualities

  • Reliable
  • Able to work in a team
  • Able to work independently
  • Enthusiastic
  • Willing to learn.

Qualifications required

GCSE (or equivalent) in English and Maths A-E

Future prospects

Possible permanent position after successful completion of apprenticeship.

Things to consider

This is hard work and you will be working in all weather conditions. You will also be expected to complete any work set by your assessor Must have a keen interest in working in landscape gardening Make sure you can travel to the employer easily. From the 1st October 2016 The National Minimum Wage (NMW) rate for apprentices is £3.40 per hour. From April 2017 this rises to £3.50 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 Minimum Wage for Apprentices applies to time spent on the job plus time spent training.

About the employer

Derwent Treescapes was Established in 1971 and has grown into the successful company seen today. The company provide several services as follows: Tree Surgery; Tree Reports; Landscape Construction; Landscape Design; Site Clearance. Derwent Treescapes also have a tree and shrub Nursery open to the public


Derwent Treescapes Ltd


Deep Carr Lane



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Training provider

It will be work based training and an assessor will be assigned to you to work through and help you complete a Level 2 work based diploma in  Horticulture portfolio. You will also undertake functional skills and personal thinking learning skills to gain the full framework.

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DART Ltd (Dales Agricultural Rural Training)


Sue Kelly 01332 794910 sue.kelly@darttraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 10 Mar 2017