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Landscape Operative Apprentice Oakleigh Manor Group Ltd

A unique opportunity to join Oakleigh Manor based in Dargate to carry out garden design, landscaping and general garden maintenance.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday: 8am - 4:30pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    11 Jul 2022

  • Date posted

    31 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

This is a very exciting opportunity to assist with the Design and Build beautiful outdoor spaces, this involves working alongside talented industry professionals in assisting and learning all aspects and skills associated with creating external landscape spaces, including;

  • Assisting with the design team on projects
  • Planting flowers, trees, hedges and bushes for commercial and residential properties.
  • Setting out hardscape and softscape structures.
  • Assessing and maintaining gardens.
  • Pruning and trimming hedges.
  • Sourcing supplies.
  • Using machinery to shape branches including chainsaws and handsaws.
  • Spraying and dusting trees and plants to remove insects.
  • Other landscaping duties

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • A passion for being outdoors
  • Flair for design
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to plan and multitask

Personal qualities

  • Hardworking
  • Focussed
  • Can-do Attitude 

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grades C/4 in maths and English (or equivalent)

Future prospects

  • Possible permentant position upon completion of this apprenticeship

About the employer

Oakleigh Manor was founded in 1996 and has since evolved into a multi-disciplined team of talented professionals. We incorporate a Landscape & Garden Design Team, highly skilled Landscape & Garden Construction Craftsmen, Garden Joinery, Irrigation, Lighting & Automation Engineers and a caring team of Garden & Grounds Maintenance staff who provide ongoing aftercare and maintenance.


Oakleigh Manor Group Ltd


The Landscape Design Centre

Chapel Plantation


ME13 9HB

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by East Kent College


Blue Vinall

  • Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required 

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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