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Horticultural Apprentice - Crop Technician/Production The Bransford Webbs Plant Company

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company, situated between Worcester and Malvern, are a member of the Midland Regional Growers [MRG], a group of independent ornamental horticultural nurseries and growers based in and around the Warwickshire, Worcestershire and Herefordshire areas.

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Closing date: 22 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £9.50 an hour for 39 hours across 52 weeks

  • Working week

    Autumn/Winter hrs 8.00 – 4.30 Monday – Thursday, 8.00 – 3.30 on a Friday Spring/Summer hrs 7.00 - 3.30 Monday – Thursday, 7.00 – 2.30 on a Friday

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    22 Apr 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Plant Production including: 

● Propagation including:

Seed sowing

Pricking out

Taking cuttings


● Potting (Machine)

● Feeding 

● Irrigation

● Plant Growth & Development 

● Pest & Disease Control

● Quality Control

● Despatch

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

Level 2 Awards in:

Safe Use of Pesticides

On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units:

Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment

Granular applicator equipment

Handheld applicator equipment

Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at Work

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths (GCSE grade 4 or C or above) will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential full-time position upon successful completion of qualification and proven work commitment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent MATHS and ENGLISH (Grade Grades A-D, 9 - 3) Essential

Things to consider

Position requires working in all seasons, and some tasks can be physically demanding.

About the employer

The Bransford Webbs Plant Company is one of the leading growers of ornamental plants in the UK. We are a wholesale nursery based in Worcestershire, supplying new and innovative plant promotions to garden centres across the UK.


The Bransford Webbs Plant Company





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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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