Apprentice Landscape Operative ACRE LANDSCAPES LTD

We are a professional, top-end, progressive landscaping company serving the South East, for both commercial and residential projects. We have a fantastic culture, we invest in our people and you can be guaranteed of support, mentorship and growth within our organisation.

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Closing date: 17 Apr 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday – 7.30am to 4pm. Occasional weekend working.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    18 Apr 2023

  • Date posted

    03 Feb 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    4 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Your working day will vary dending on projects, however, in general you can expect to: 

  • Specialise predominately with soft landscaping including planting, turfing, soil prep, staking, guying trees, wildfower seeding / turfing, mulching.
  • Assist with some groundworks/ hard landscaping such as earthworks, grading, edgings pathways, hard standings, specialist finishes.
  • Upkeep and maintain soft landscaping features, including bed maintenance, grass and hedge cutting, leaf / litter clearance, weed control, veg management etc.

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

Qualifications Awarded

  • Apprenticeship Certificate
  • Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work
  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Level 1 in maths and English (if applicable)


What will the apprentice learn? 

  • Principles of plant handling, growth and development
  • Plant nutrition requirements
  • Ways to reduce / manage waste
  • How to use equipment correctly
  • Cultivating soils for differing purposes
  • Controlling invasive weeds, plant pests and diseases
  • Identifying plants
  • Learn a wide range of landscape constriction and maintenance techniques.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full time job role with Acre Landscaping and potential for career progression within our company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you consider how you will travel to and from work. You will mostly be based in Southwick and Littlehampton.

About the employer

Acre Landscapes is a trusted provider of landscaping and horticultural services for a diverse range of high-profile projects across London and the South East. An award winning Company, recognised by the industry for the way we run our business; look after our staff and for the projects and schemes that we build and maintain. Acre Landscapes was formed in 2008 by Nigel Bowcock following a 25 year career in high-end commercial landscaping. Since then the business has developed and grown, increasing market share and securing works with some of the UKs largest Contractors and working with highly respected Landscape Architects and Developers across the south coast and London.







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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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