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Walled Gardens Apprentice Bridgwater & Taunton College

The Walled Gardens Apprentice will work on all aspects of the Gardens maintenance and development alongside the Gardeners and the Walled Gardens Manager.

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Closing date: 06 Feb 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Thursday 7.30 to 16.00, Friday 7.30am to 12.30.

    Total hours per week: 37.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Mar 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Main Duties: • Weeding. • Watering. • Grass cutting. • Propagation. • Pruning.

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

• Dynamic.

• Enthusiastic.

• Keen on learning.

Desired qualifications

GCSEs in the A* - E or 9 – 3 range or equivalents. Individual employers will set the selection criteria for the applicant. Employers who recruit candidates without English and maths Grade C/4 (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

• Working outside with all type of weather.

• Working at heights.

• Heavy lifting.

• Working around public and students.

About the employer

Bridgwater & Taunton College is an exceptionally successful provider of education. Offering a range of qualifications across three campuses; Taunton, Bridgwater and Cannington, courses combine real-world experience with academic rigour, which springboard students to Red Brick universities, prestigious companies, and exciting careers. The belief that everyone has the ability to achieve sits at the heart of the College’s ethos. This belief shapes the teaching and learning and is the guiding principle that drives staff and students to be the best they can be, by challenging them to achieve more every day and preparing students for whichever path they choose. This approach is called the Bridgwater & Taunton College advantage and is embedded across the College from sports, performance and honours academies through to tutorials. The College prides itself on excellent practices which directly benefit students, for example, at the Cannington campus, the College farm’s contract with Tesco was rated in the top 5% of farms within the Tesco Sustainable Dairy Group, and the new National College for Nuclear opened in order to train a skilled and relevant workforce for this growing industry. We were recently awarded a TEF Silver Award where it was judged that our higher education centre, the University Centre Somerset, delivers high quality teaching, learning and outcomes for its students and consistently exceeds rigorous national quality requirements for UK higher education. In 2016 the College was named TES FE College of the Year, but its proudest achievement in recent years is the award of a highly prestigious Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education.


Bridgwater & Taunton College


Cannington Centre

Rodway Hill



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Training provider

Bridgwater & Taunton College

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

Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard - Horticulture and Landscape Operative: • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides • Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work • Level 1 Functional Skills in English & Maths (If required, exemptions apply)

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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