Urban Meadows is looking to introduce a 1 st Year Landscape Construction Apprentice. A fast-growing award-winning team, we train our staff in-house and work on projects that are mainly high-end residential projects in the South-West of London with a focus on creating harmony between urban and natural environments.
Closing date: 31 Jan 2023
Total hours per week: 40
Possible start date
01 Feb 2023
19 Aug 2022
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Urban Meadows provide a complete landscaping solution from design to construction. We strive to create harmony between urban and natural environments by conceptualising, constructing, cultivating and caring for London’s gardens.
The duties you will be involved with, and trained on, would focus mainly on landscape construction and include:
- Labouring, clearance and excavating
- Paving, decking, pergolas and roof top gardens
- Planting trees, shrubs and other plants
- Crafting bespoke outdoor features
You would gain skills and knowledge of horticultural operations including pruning, formal bedding and other aspects of landscape maintenance. A range of hand tools, powered tools and machines are used, and work is always conducted to a high standard. There will
be regular interaction with clients and/or residents, and so a polite, well presented representative of the business is a very important quality.
No two weeks are the same, and a desire to be proud of what you have achieved, is vital. We are a hardworking and skilled team and have an excellent working team environment. We are passionate about what we do and want to open this opportunity up to someone who has a similar passion about nature and crafting as we do.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 2 Standard Horticultural Operative Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths & English if you do not hold a C / 4 or above at GSCE level
- Weekly day release into college at Berkshire College of Agriculture
- An assessor will visit you in the workplace every 6-8 weeks, or more frequently if required
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Possible full-time role with upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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