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Horticulture & Landscaping Apprentice KIERON BEATTIE LANDSCAPING LTD

Fantastic opportunity for Horticulture and Landscaping Apprentices at established Hampshire Landscaping Company. You will be based out of our Head Office at Monxton Nurseries. Established in 1970, KBL works with a huge variety of different customers including local authorities, landscape architects, commercial developments, and private clients.

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Closing date: 24 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £13,520 - £15,600 starting salary dependant on age.

  • Working week

    Working hours: 8.00 – 4.30 Monday to Friday

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    17 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    16 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your apprenticeship will be with Sparsholt college on a day release basis. College, where you will attend college one day per week during term time for approximately 2 years. At Sparsholt you will learn valuable horticulture skills including:

  • Health & Safety
  • Use and maintain non-powered and handheld powered equipment
  • Use and maintain pedestrian controlled equipment
  • Environment protection
  • Plant identification and nomenclature, Latin and common
  • Vegetation control
  • Soil science and cultivation
  • Plant establish & maintenance
  • Plant growth
  • Plant health

The person:

You will need to be hardworking and enjoy working outdoors in all weathers as part of varying sized teams. Ideally you will have your own driving licence or a reliable way to commute to our nurseries in Monxton. You will be responsible for carrying out a wide range of horticultural and landscaping duties under the guidance of your supervisor, including:

  • Seeding
  • Planting
  • Mulching
  • Grass cutting
  • Weeding
  • Safe operation of hand held tools and machinery

You should be able to cooperate in a good-natured manner in the face of changing conditions.

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

  • Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Emergency First Aid
  • PA1 PA6
  • Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment (EPA).

Apprentices will need to achieve the EPA's to achieve their apprenticeship:

  • On-line knowledge assessment - a 60-minute online test containing 40 multiple choice questions
  • Practical assessment EPA - a range of 3 practical activities taking no more than six hours undertaken in controlled conditions with responses to verbal questioning from the Independent End Point Assessor
  • The apprentice will undertake two tasks from the core tasks and one task from the optional route - Horticulture or Landscaping
    Professional Discussion EPA - An hour-long professional discussion under controlled conditions between the EPA and the apprentice to allow the apprentice to demonstrate their knowledge

You will be required to attend Sparsholt College on a day release basis to learn about horticulture, to include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Use and maintain non-powered and handheld powered equipment
  • Use and maintain pedestrian controlled equipment
  • Environment protection
  • Plant identification and nomenclature - Latin and common
  • Vegetation control
  • Soil science and cultivation
  • Plant establish and maintenance
  • Plant grown
  • Plant health
  • Establish and maintain amenity areas
  • Survey and mark out sites for landscaping features
  • Construct hard landscape features
  • Maintain hard landscape features

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Permanent position may be offered on successful completion of the apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Aptitude for learning


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4) or above or equivalent) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
Other Driving licence (Grade Full) Desired

Things to consider

Candidates need to be 18 years or older for insurance purposes. They also need to be able to travel to our nurseries so a driving licence would be highly beneficial. This is a physically demanding role where you will be required to work outdoors in all weathers.

About the employer

Kieron Beattie Landscapes was established in 1970 and since then has developed into the company of choice for a wide variety of customers including: local authorities, landscape architects and private clients. Our mission is simple. We want to offer quality landscaping that surpasses expectations. At KBL we believe in our staff, we expect them to consistently achieve the highest standards, continuing to improve both our quality and reputation. We insist on safe working practices at all times as part of a considerate work environment for both our staff and customers. From our Head Office in Monxton, we provide soft and hard landscaping and also maintenance services. Our sister company Living Walls is based with us at our beautiful nurseries and provides a large range of high quality instant hedging and screens offering both supply and full installation.







SP11 8AN

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Training provider



Karen Jackson

01962 797452

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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