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Landscape Construction Apprentice URBAN MEADOWS LTD

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.

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Closing date: 31 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £15,600.00

  • Working week

    Five days a week including one day a week at college unless college term breaks, then based at work. Generally, Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm but some weekend work may be involved. 40 hours per week.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Aug 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000078914

  • Positions

    1 available

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
  • Irrigation

 

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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Motivated, Punctual, Reliable

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

You will be working outside in all weathers. We leave the sites tidy and things like hedge cuttings are 100% cleared away at the end of a job. You will be working as part of a team and will interact with our clients thus we expect our team to be polite, friendly and professional always.

About the employer

With 15 years in the industry, Urban Meadows has evolved to become a team of dedicated landscapers, craftspeople and horticulturists with a love of the natural world. Relentless passion and positivity keep us open and eager, ready to uncover the right solutions. We strive to create beautiful and functional landscapes to inspire people to reconnect with nature. Working with people makes us stand out. We have fostered a brilliant network of expert horticulturists and trusted suppliers. We work with some of the country’s most exciting landscape designers, architects and individuals all with the shared vision of bringing nature to our city.

Employer

URBAN MEADOWS LTD

Address

222B PARK ROAD

KINGSTON UPON THAMES

KT2 5LS

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Training

Training provider

BERKSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, THE (BCA)

Contact

Sarah Hill

shill@bca.ac.uk

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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