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You will work alongside some of the finest gardeners whom are very proficient horticulturalists. We will inspire your journey in horticulture and together with Cornwall College supply the valued training needed to grow your career.

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Closing date: 06 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. 8.00am - 4:30pm, no weekend work is required.

    Total hours per week: 37.50

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    08 Dec 2021

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

The lucky candidate would get involved with all aspects of the estate maintenance. The main duties will include:

  • Grass cutting
  • Preparing and maintaining raised beds
  • General tidying and upkeep of the grounds
  • Pruning
  • Strimming
  • Woodland maintenance
  • Planting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Tree work
  • Laying slabs
  • Repairing and erecting fences and gates
  • Vegetable and fruit gardening.

Plant identification will be high on our list as we understand the importance of this discipline. Weeding and understanding its role in gardening will also become apparent. All types of pruning will be shown from training to rejuvenation pruning, espaliers and pleaches. Landscape projects will be ongoing throughout the apprenticeship and you will be trained and certified in the operations of varying machinery used on the estate and gardens.

Over the 2 years you will become a professional gardener with all the tools in your bag to showcase your chosen journey as a horticulturalist.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • An interest in Horticulture and/or landscaping
  • Physically fit and hard working
  • Able to work in all weathers
  • Courteous and respectful

Personal qualities

  • Able to use own initiative
  • Punctual
  • Problem solver
  • Logical
  • Diligent
  • Creative
  • Team player
  • Curious
  • Organised
  • Sense of humour

Desired qualifications

GCSEs at grades D/3 or above (or equivalent) in maths and English.

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. 

Things to consider

There is a bus that goes from Truro right to the main gate.

About the employer

Trewarthenick is a large diverse private estate on the Roseland. It is a unique environment encompassing nearly 300 acres of woodland, farmland, parkland and gardens. The centre piece being a grade one listed landscape designed by Humphrey Repton. 

Our horticulture team are custodians of this landscape and gardens and tend these gardens full of traditional elements in an expert like way. We have

  • A large woodland of 800 acres
  • Ponds and water features
  • A rhododendron collection
  • Camellia collection to match any other
  • Forest walks
  • Knot garden
  • Ornamental Vegetable garden
  • Espalier Fruit
  • Pleaced trees
  • Formal gardens
  • Nursery area.

All Horticultural disciples are practiced here and would like people with a likeminded, ambitious mindset to apply and join our happy, knowledgeable and motivated team. This is a special place such a great opportunity to learn and join us. 









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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Duchy College


Abbie 01209616422

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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