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Horticulture Apprentice GAGAJOO GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES LIMITED

A fantastic opportunity has come up for an individual to join a growing landscape/gardening business in Leeds. Your role will be to work under the head landscaper and gardener helping to build and maintain gardens across Guiseley, Yeadon, Ilkley, Rawdon and Horsforth.

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Closing date: 16 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,440.00

  • Working week

    M-F 40hrs pw Please discuss working week at interview

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    22 Aug 2022

  • Date posted

    27 Jul 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000070137

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

A great opportunity to train and develop a career in Landscaping.


Duties will include:

  • Hedge trimming
  • Digging over
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Turfing
  • Clearing up
  • Assisting tradesmen
  • Learning paving techniques.
  • Building timber planters.
  • Building Pergolas

Applicants will be asked to submit a CV targeted towards gardening/horticulture

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

Horticulture or Landscape Operative Standard.

Maths and English Functional skills if required

Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

First Aid at Work qualification

Training by day release at Shipley College

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Working and learning in the horticulture and landscape industries is rewarding, offers a diverse range of employment opportunities and includes a range of skills that are transferrable into many other industries.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 Equivalent) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+, A-D or L1 Equivalent) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have researched the role, employer, Shipley College and are able to travel to both. All applicants will be asked to supply a current horticulture targeted CV. Applicants may be asked to sit a skills assessment for Maths and English

About the employer

Gagajoo Garden & Landscapes are specialist landscape gardeners based in Leeds, and operate in surrounding areas such as Guiseley, Yeadon, Ilkley, Rawdon and Horsforth. We’re down-to-earth and genuine Yorkshire folk, ready to transform your outdoor space into a place where you can relax and unwind. With over 15 years’ experience, we know how to create a garden you’ll love. We design and create gardens that are the perfect extension of your home.

Employer

GAGAJOO GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES LIMITED

Address

3 VERNON ANNEX

MEADOW ROAD

APPERLEY BRIDGE

BD10 0LF

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Training

Training provider

SHIPLEY COLLEGE

Contact

Callum Ward

cv@shipley.ac.uk

07541 206801

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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