Horticulture Apprentice Proctor's Nursery

Working in a very busy production nursery producing plant stock to RHS Gold Medal standard for shows and retail. Day to day duties include: Growing plants from seeds, plant plugs and nurturing plants. You will also be required to work in field production which will involve growing and digging up tree stock for sale.

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly wage


    Wages explained

    The current National Minimum Wage for an apprentice is £3.50 an hour. This rate applies to apprentices under 19 and those aged 19 or over who are in their first year.
    Apprentices must be paid at least the minimum wage rate for their age if they are aged 19 or over and have completed their first year.
    The minimum wage rates are £5.60 an hour for 18-20 year olds and £7.05 for anyone aged 21 and over.
    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that’s part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8.30-5pm

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Apprenticeship duration

    18 months

  • Possible start date

    09 Oct 2017

  • Date posted

    14 Feb 2017

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate Level Apprenticeship

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

Working in an outdoor and indoor Horticulture Environment in all weathers, be able to meet the demands of the role as there will be a lot of lifting of heavy trees and plant boxes.

Preparing growing medium to be able to sow plant seeds and plant ' Plant plugs'. Looking after all aspects of plants in their various stages of development with great care.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Must be willing to work in all weather.
  • Punctual.
  • Have a sense of commitment and have a keen interest in plants.

Personal qualities

  • Willingness to work hard and want to learn about plants and modern Horticulture.

Qualifications required

  • GCSE English and Maths A-G or equivalent.
  • Please state your results or your application will be declined.

Future prospects

Potential for permanent position on the team on successful completion of the Apprenticeship.

Things to consider

Rural location but is on the main bus route.

About the employer

Proctor's Nursery is a family run business based in the North Staffordshire countryside. Established in 1999, the business has grown to its present size of 18 acres. Proctors is a production nursery with a plant production site and a retail nursery. We also have a field site for tree production.


Proctor's Nursery


High Lane

Brown Edge



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Training provider

  • Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 in Horticulture.
  • Functional Skills in English and Maths if needed.
  • ERR(Employee rights & responsibilities).

Apprenticeship framework


Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by DART Ltd (Dales Agricultural Rural Training)


Sue kelly 01332 794910 sue.kelly@darttraining.co.uk

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Closing date: 06 Oct 2017