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Landscape Gardener Apprenticeship Level 2 - Twycross Zoo GAVIN JONES LIMITED

This is an opportunity to achieve a qualification and skills in horticulture, while gaining practical experience alongside other horticulturists. You will undertake all aspects of hard and soft landscaping and commercial grounds maintenance.

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

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Closing date: 22 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, working hours 40 hours shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Feb 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Carry out all general maintenance tasks
  • Practice safe systems of work
  • Ensure all tools are stored correctly
  • Contribute fully to team working
  • Undertake all aspects of hard and soft landscaping and commercial grounds maintenance
  • Have the desire to learn and become an asset to the company and themselves
  • Within in this vacancy, you will also be required to complete the following
  • Planting, plant growth and development; care for plants correctly in different environments

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

  • Full Level 2 Horticultural apprenticeship
  • Functional skill if applicable
  • (Core) Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual registered) minimum 1-day course
  • (Horticulture Operative) 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
  • (Landscaping construction) City & Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines


What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Opportunity to learn and develop within the company. Progression on to higher apprenticeship/training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Physical fitness


NVQ or SVQ Level 2 or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 1) Desired

Things to consider

This is a physical role working in all weathers outdoors. The work at times is physical so fitness is essential. Must have a flexible approach to hour due to the weather. Must be able to get the site to start the day.

About the employer

Nurture Landscapes provide landscape construction services to commercial and private clients and landscape maintenance services largely to government and MOD sites, public open spaces, the educational sector and royal parks and palaces.




Twycross Zoo, Burton Road, Twycross



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Training provider


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: 22 Feb 2023