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Tony Benger Landscaping are offering an exciting opportunity to join their team as a Horticulture Apprentice and gain an insight into the industry. You will be preparing mortar for paving, sleeper work etc.

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Closing date: 28 Feb 2023

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 8am to 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    07 Sep 2023

  • Date posted

    04 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Each working day will begin by meeting your team leader for a brief and loading up the necessary tools and materials for the tasks.

If you are working in the nursery then your day will begin by meeting the nursery manager.

After travelling to the work site your tasks will be varied and as per the team leader's instruction, including:

  • Strimming
  • Mowing
  • Preparing mortar for paving
  • Sleeper work
  • Reading drawings and designs
  • Pond work
  • Tree work
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Any other duties as required

The day will end back at the yard in time to unload and clean up.

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

You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship standard.

You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor.

You will be required to attend Bicton College on a block release basis as part of the apprenticeship training which will include:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid
  • Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides OR City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides (Horticulture Operative)
  • Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment OR City & Guilds Level 2 Award In The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment (Horticulture Operative)
  • City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines (Landscaping construction) 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Successful apprentices often go onto a career in landscaping with us. They climb the ranks up to Team Leader and often then to Supervisor or Contract Manager. Longer term prospects include Department Manager roles.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Motivated, Willingness to learn, Proactive, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade D/3) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential

Things to consider

As public transport is very limited near the Dalwood site, you must have your own transport to get to and from work. Landscaping is a multi-skilled job, this means a candidate must be prepared to undertake some tasks which aren't necessarily their favourite jobs, i.e., you may sometimes spend a whole day weeding!

About the employer

At Tony Benger Landscaping we do from small contemporary landscapes to large country estates; we've been delivering landscaping services of outstanding quality since 1985. You can also choose to work with our professional designer team to develop a perfect garden plan. We also cover commercial landscaping across the region. Gain a firm, all-round grounding in landscaping skills by joining Tony Benger Landscaping for your apprenticeship. Operating across the Southwest in Commercial and Residential Landscaping, Grounds Maintenance and Nursery work; TBL offers the full experience. Our in-house trainer will support your learning and ensure your experience is varied and progressive. Along the way you'll learn which aspects of landscaping you love and want to specialise in. In the long term we hope to offer you a rewarding career.




Tony Benger Landscaping

Dalwood Hill Nursery, Burrow Knapp Way,


EX13 7ES

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Training provider




01209 616452

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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