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Garden Apprentice - Level 3 THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST OR NATURAL BEAUTY

An Apprenticeship with the National Trust Garden team. This can lead to an assistant gardener or gardener role on a permanent basis. We employ more than 600 gardeners, from apprentices and assistant gardeners to head gardeners and garden managers We care for over 200 gardens and 190 historic parklands reflecting 500 years of UK garden history.

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £19,461.00

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, hours would be 9.00am - 5.30 pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    27 Mar 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Advanced
    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000125928

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working in a busy formal garden with a team of experienced people.

  • Planting
  • Garden maintenance
  • Using various garden tools
  • Engaging with visitors

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

Crop technician

You’ll be working with your Trust Line Manager/ Mentor on tasks specific to your apprenticeship, as part of the wider team, and working outdoors in all weathers. You’ll attend, and prepare for, monthly review meetings with your Provider Mentor and be accountable for your progression concerning the Apprenticeship Standard

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This can lead to an assistant gardener or gardener role.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative

Qualifications

A Level or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 (A-C)) Essential
A Level or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 (A-C)) Essential

About the employer

We protect and care for places so people and nature can thrive. We look after hundreds of houses and close to a million objects, along with vast areas of coastline, countryside and green spaces, for everyone’s benefit. With our staff, members, volunteers and supporters, we’re the biggest conservation charity in Europe. Everyone can get involved, everyone can make a difference.

Employer

THE NATIONAL TRUST FOR PLACES OF HISTORIC INTEREST OR NATURAL BEAUTY

Address

East Garden Cottage

Tyntesfield, Wraxall

Bristol

BS48 1NT

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Training

Training provider

PLUMPTON COLLEGE

Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)


Employer's Application Instructions

To apply for this role, please submit a covering letter that introduces yourself and answers the following questions: ⦁ What do you understand about the Apprenticeship scheme? ⦁ What do you know about the National Trust, and what attracts you to this role? ⦁ What skills do you think would be the most important for a Crop Technician Garden Apprentice based in our kitchen garden?

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

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Closing date: 12 Feb 2023