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.
Closing date: 28 Feb 2023
Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
07 Sep 2023
04 Jan 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
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:
- 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
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade D/3) Essential
Things to consider
About the employer
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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