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Horticulture Apprenticeship Lanhydrock Garden Services Ltd

Lanhydrock Garden Services are proud to be able to recruit a horticulture apprentice to join their experienced, skilled and developing team. You will need to initially attend their site based at Bodmin, before proceeding to their scheduled place of work (mostly in Cornwall and Plymouth).

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Closing date: 30 May 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Working hours will primarily be based on a Monday to Friday model, starting at 7.45am until 4.30pm / 5.00pm. Occasional weekend shifts may be requested as flexibility is always helpful.

    Total hours per week: 32.00

  • Expected duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    06 Jun 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a fantastic opportunity to become part of a small business working in a variety of garden settings. We provide a range of services, many of which are listed below.  These range from one off jobs to regular visits.

Activities include:

  • Garden and grounds ongoing maintenance
  • Garden design and layout
  • Lawn care and maintenance, including scarifying, aeration, moss/weed clearance, mowing and Turfing
  • Hedgecutting and trimming
  • Cornish hedging
  • Planting and pruning
  • Strimming
  • Brushcutting
  • Fencing, decking and patio laying
  • Garden clearance
  • Soil preparation
  • Weed control
  • Small tree felling
  • Pressure washing

As part of the role you will be expected to complete online learning courses as part of our client requirements.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Confidence in communicating
  • A strong willingness to learn about horticulture and to build a longer term career is very important
  • Experience and common sense would be helpful, as would creativity

Personal qualities

Applicants for this position are expected to be:

  • Keen
  • Able to carry out a full range of gardening tasks (once instruction has been provided)
  • Willing to work as part of a team
  • Interested and wanting to learn
  • Practical and hands on in attitude
  • Organised and hardworking
  • Well-mannered and presentable for the role
  • Able to listen and work to given instructions
  • Reliable and dependable
  • Seeking to uphold standards
  • Wanting to build a long term career in horticulture

Please consider that you will be working outdoors in all seasonal weather conditions.

Desired qualifications

2 GCSEs in English and Mathematics at grade D/3 or above (or equivalent) are essential – however, applicants with relevant prior experience but without the stated qualifications may be considered, though must be prepared to work towards their level 1 functional skills qualifications.

Own transport is going to be extremely helpful due to the isolated location, though this is not essential, as long as you are able to get to and from the employer reliably and access Duchy College Rosewarne for your weekly training.

Future prospects

The appointed apprentice will be working towards a level 2 Apprenticeship, with future prospects including continuing on with your horticulture education or increased prospects of a skilled job in your chosen industry. It is hoped that the successful completion of the apprenticeship will result in an offer of employment.

Things to consider

Start dates will be agreed with all parties.

The vacancy may close swiftly IF a suitable candidate is found. All published dates can therefore be flexible and will be dependent on suitable candidates coming forward and registering appropriate interest.

Please ensure that you are able to get to/from the employer and to Duchy College Rosewarne reliably.

The hourly rate will rise to £6 after a initial period if work is to a satisfactory level and will raise beyond this as the apprentice develops further.

About the employer

Lanhydrock Garden Services is a small family owned business focusing on garden and grounds maintenance services.

Clients are a mixture of private gardens, businesses, domestic residences and commercial properties, mostly in Cornwall and Plymouth.

Every garden you work in will be different, with varied planting, styles and challenges. This makes our work extremely rewarding and you will have many opportunities to learn a wide range of skills in some beautiful gardens.

We pride ourselves on having brilliant customer service and delivering a professional garden service for our loyal customers.




Lanhydrock Garden Services Ltd


Stokely Farm Four Winds


PL30 4HJ

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College


Recruitment Team 01209 616422

This Apprenticeship will be delivered through a combination of Work Based Assessment and weekly attendance at Duchy College Rosewarne. The programme will culminate in an End Point Assessment, where the skills and knowledge gained on the apprenticeship will be formally tested.

  • English and maths Functional Skills can be delivered, if required

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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