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Gardening Apprentice ABBOTSWOOD GARDENERS & DESIGNERS LIMITED

Do you have a passion for gardening? Do you want to work, learn and get paid by one of the top gardening companies in Cambridge? Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd are one of top gardening companies in Cambridge. They care for private gardens, offer garden and planting design and soft landscaping. Part of the role will include growing and tendering plants.

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

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Closing date: 19 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,000.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm.

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    06 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    19 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000124541

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The purpose of the role is to carry out the highest possible standard horticultural work in the gardens Abbotswood care for in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

Part of the role will include growing and tendering plants, caring for gardens, assisting with garden design, soft landscaping and tree, shrub and perennial planting.

In addition, the apprentice will complete weeding, mowing, hedge trimming, strimming, pruning seasonal plants for health, size, shape, or colour, propagation of plants (seed sowing, cuttings, division of plants etc) and complete turfing.

Staff benefits include additional horticultural training courses, staff celebratory meals on apprenticeship completion, Christmas meal, plant nursery visits, summer RHS flower show day Chelsea or Hampton Court.

Wage will increase to £14,625- £15,990.00 per annum depending on performance.

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

Level 2 Apprenticeship in either Horticulture or Landscape Operative. Plus: Emergency First Aid at Work, Level 2 Safe use of handling and application of pesticides, Functional Skills in English & maths (if required).

You will also study a range of topics to include Health and Safety, Business Skills, Machinery, Plant and Soil Science, Plant health.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Potential promotion to supervisor or responsible for specific gardens.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

communication skills, Reliable, team player

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English Language (Grade 3/D) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Desired

Things to consider

*Transport to the garden locations for work by own arrangement* Current locations of work include central Cambridge, Grantchester and the Shelfords and work in other locations may be possible. *It maybe possible to arrange lifts but this is not guaranteed so own method of transport is essential* Candidates must attend an initial interview with a member of the Bedford College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team. Please note this is part of the recruitment process and must be completed in order for your application to be progressed to the next stage. Only candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.

About the employer

Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd are one of top gardening companies in Cambridge. We care for private gardens, offer garden and planting design and soft landscaping. The team are all horticulturists and we pride ourselves in offering a personal and professional gardening service in Cambridge and surrounding villages

Employer

ABBOTSWOOD GARDENERS & DESIGNERS LIMITED

Address

St Andrews Steet

Cambridge

CB2 3BZ

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Training

Training provider

BEDFORD COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


Employer's Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply

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

Apply now

Closing date: 19 Feb 2023