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Apprentice Gardener M J Landscapes

This is fantastic opportunity to achieve a qualification and skills in horticulture, while gaining practical experience alongside other horticulturist. Do you have the passion to work outdoors with manual skills that you feel can be a benefit to a business?

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Closing date: 15 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Starting wage apprenticeship minimum followed by a pay rise based on performance.

    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 - Friday, 08:00 - 16:00, work is seasonal and can vary based on a minimum of 30 hours per week over the year. Please discuss working week at interview

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    20 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    21 Nov 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

This job role varies throughout the year:

Summer Duties:

  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Strimming
  • General tiding of gardens cutting back including litter picking
  • General labouring

In summer we do a week of mainly grass cutting, then a week of maintenance visits hedge cutting, landscape jobs, etc.

Winter Duties:

  • In winter we offer snow ploughing / gritting service
  • We offer handyman services
  • Machine maintenance, painting and servicing
  • General labouring

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

  • Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Operative apprenticeship standard, which includes Functional Skills in maths and English if required
  • Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work
  • Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Training by day release at Shipley College with onsite assessment

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, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


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. If grades can't be verified you will be asked to sit a skills assessment at Shipley College.

About the employer

Here are just a few of the services MJ Landscapes offer; Contract gang mowing, General landscaping, Garden design, General maintenance, Sports turf areas/school playing fields and Power washing/steam cleaning of patios/drives. Other work we undertake includes anything from turfing, flagging, decking, ground clearance, to just one-off grass mowing, contract/regular mowing, contract hedge cutting, pruning & removal of trees, hanging baskets, Ponds and rockeries.


M J Landscapes





BD14 6JF

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Training provider



Callum Ward

07541 206801

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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