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Grounds Apprentice SMB College Group

To learn the essential skills needed to carry out grounds maintenance. The work included will vary depending on the season and will include tasks such as turf maintenance,mowing, hedge cutting,clearance work, tree maintenance,shrub pruning,planting, supporting student projects, watering and plant care,sports turf maintenance and plant propagation.

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Closing date: 20 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Mon – Thursday: 08:00 – 16:00 Friday: 08:00 – 15:30

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    28 Jun 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

·         Turf maintenance

·         Mowing

·         Hedge cutting

·         Clearance work

·         Tree maintenance

·         Shrub pruning

·         Planting

·         Supporting student projects

·         Watering and plant care

·         Sports turf maintenance

·         Plant propagation

·         Strimming

·         Weeding

·         Mulching

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

·         Day release to Brooksby campus

·         Functional skills if necessary.

·         On-the-job training.

·         Off-the-job training.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential to be offered a full time position within the College. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attentive, Punctual, Can work well in a team


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2/E or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 2/E or above) Essential

Things to consider

Working outside in all weathers. Brooksby campus does not have any external shops/services within walking distance.

About the employer

The SMB Group is a highly successful FE college, formed through the merger of Stephenson College and Brooksby Melton College. We are an innovative and highly responsive centre for education and training with campuses in Coalville, Melton Mowbray and Brooksby. An exciting opportunity has arisen at the College for a Grounds Apprentice to join the team based at our Brooksby campus. Working in this role you will learn and assist in the maintenance and development of the grounds across all the college campuses.


SMB College Group


Brooksby Campus


Hoby Road

LE14 2LJ

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Training provider




Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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