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Apprentice Horticultural Nursery Worker Cotswold Garden Flowers

Learn to grow and look after our range of over 1000 plants. The work involves potting, watering, selection for sale and customer contact. Use of modern technology to keep track of and sell plants. Assist with social media.

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Closing date: 31 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Benefits include a staff discount and a pension scheme

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 8 until 5

    Total hours per week: 39.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    06 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To learn to carry out the following tasks:

General care of potted stock
Propagation of plants
Use of modern technology to support tasks

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

Qualifications achieved:

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 equipmen

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?

This experience is a stepping stone into nursery management, work in botanic gardens, professional gardening or self employment.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

IT skills, Attention to detail, Logical, Team working, Physical fitness, Interest in plants


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

Things to consider

Role requires standing all day, with some lifting. Work is outside or in tunnels in all weathers. The nursery can be very cold in winter and very hot in summer.

About the employer

An established, family run, perennial plant nursery. We specialize in a wide range of garden perennials which we raise ourselves. Plants are sold at our retail site, by mail order and at plant fairs. We have an international customer base.


Cotswold Garden Flowers





WR11 8RR

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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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