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Horticulture Apprentice BEN NOCK LTD

Ben Nock Ltd are offering an exciting opportunity to join their passionate and friendly team as a Horticulture Apprentice. You will gain valuable experience and knowledge along with an insight into the industry.

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Closing date: 04 Oct 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7:15am to 5pm, there may be optional weekend work.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Oct 2022

  • Date posted

    10 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your day-to-day duties may include:

  • discussing clients’ needs 
  • working from plans made by garden designers or landscape architects
  • ordering supplies
  • preparing the ground or interior space
  • turfing and seeding lawns
  • planting and pruning trees and shrubs
  • putting in new plants
  • installing features like paving, paths, water features and rock gardens
  • advising the client on how to look after the space
  • providing on-going maintenance

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

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard. This will include Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work and Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an Apprenticeship Advisor.
  • You will be required to attend Bicton College on a block release basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

They would like to train to keep the right person and this will be reviewed at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Logical, Initiative, Physical fitness, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

Things to consider

There is a bus stop at the end of the lane which has regular bases around the Newton Abbot / Bovey Tracey area.

About the employer

Since 1986 we have been working tirelessly to provide an end to end service that is not only efficient and professional but also environmentally friendly. This, in turn, has seen strong relationships being formed with local councils and suppliers alike. You can count on us to provide high quality products, effective project management and outstanding customer service. More information on the company and to see the sort of work we do, please check out our website:







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Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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