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Level 2 Horticulture Operative, Garden Centre Apprentice (Harringe Plants) MR MB SUMMERS, MR DL CORNISH & MRS FJ CORNISH

A chance to to learn the skills and knowledge for a career in the horticulture industry. The successful applicant will always have help and full support towards the training for a Level 2 Horticulture Operative.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 06 Dec 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am - 5pm. Possible weekends.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2022

  • Date posted

    07 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful candidate will work largely ensuring general housekeeping of all growing areas.

Duties include:

  • Maintain plant health and participate in annual production cycle
  • Plant husbandry tasks
  • Large scale potting
  • Identifying pests and diseases
  • Maintain stock records
  • Loading customer vehicles and unloading goods in
  • Keeping customer and production areas tidy
  • Maintaining and keeping glasshouse & outside standing down areas
  • Irigation repairs and maintenance
  • Identifying, picking and packing plants for orders
  • Using the tray filling machine
  • Watering
  • Weeding
  • Cutting back
  • Hand and machine potting
  • Propagation of seeds
  • Growing on of vegetable plants, annuals and perennials.
  • Customer service and occasional working on the till
  • Ensure stock is produced to the highest of standards

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

  • Full training to be provided by the employer and KEITS at the place of employment.
  • The applicant will be working towards and gain a Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship.
  • The learner will be allocated an industry specific training consultant who will provide both remote and on site visits throughout the apprenticeship.
  • The apprentice will work towards an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of their apprenticeship.
  • You will also need to achieve 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 before undertaking the End Point Assessment.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Successful completion of the apprenticeship could lead to employment or Level 3 Horticulture apprenticeship. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Hard Working, Reliable


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade C or 4) Desired

Things to consider

Working in all weather, cold in the winter and hot in the summer. KEITS Training Services Ltd reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the listed closing date should the need arise.

About the employer

A busy family run nursery and garden centre in the heart of the village of Sellindge in Kent. Growing and selling a huge variety of plants and vegetable for the general public.







TN25 6EQ

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Training provider



Heidi Clear and Bethany Wylie

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 06 Dec 2022