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Apprentice Landscape Operative Garden Matters Limited

Great opportunity to work in a long established family run business. You will be trained to work as a team, maintaining commercial and domestic sites. A van will be made available for drivers with a full, clean driving licence. This is desirable but not essential.

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Closing date: 30 Sep 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 3.30pm Weekend work is quite often available and is paid on an overtime basis

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    01 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    10 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

An exciting opportunity has arisen to work for Garden Matters (solutions) ltd who are a long established landscape and garden maintenance company providing landscape maintenance, design, hard and soft landscaping in both the commercial and domestic industry. We carry out work in the Thames Valley area.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and motivated apprentice who is keen to learn to join our team, The successful candidate will be working predominantly in the Thames Valley area carrying out the following duties:

  • Grass Cutting
  • Hedge Cutting
  • Weeding
  • Digging borders
  • Leaf and litter clearance
  • Turfing
  • Soft Landscaping
  • Fencing
  • Decking

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Clean driving licence an advantage this is desirable but not essential
  • Must speak and read English
  • Be self- motivated
  • Be able to work in a team taking direction when necessary

Personal qualities

  • Must be positive
  • Polite
  • Reliable
  • Enthusiastic

Desired qualifications

  • Maths and English Grade D/3 or equivalent or above

Future prospects

  • You will be offered a full time role once you have completed your apprenticeship
  • Opportunity to become better qualified, gaining LANTRA or IPAF certificates in for example Tree Surgery and MEWP operation

Things to consider

  • You will be expected to work out side in all weathers
  • The work is very physical, a lot of standing and lifting

About the employer

Garden Matters (Solutions) Ltd have been established 20 years. We provide landscape maintenance, design, hard and soft landscaping in both the commercial and domestic industry. We carry out work in the Thames Valley area.


Garden Matters Limited



Layters Close

Gerrards Cross


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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Berkshire College of Agriculture


Sarah Hill 01628 827 530

  • Level 2 Horticultural Operative Apprenticeship Standards
  • Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work.
  • Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Maths and English Functional Skills - dependant on learner grades
  • Day release into college
  • End point assessment at end of programme
  • Regular trainer visits in the workplace

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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