The Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Scheme - Richmond Park THE ROYAL PARKS LTD
The Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Scheme is an ideal way to begin a career in horticulture & open space management. You as an apprentice will be delivering a wide range of green services including grass cutting, hedge trimming, sports pitch management, floral displays, planting area maintenance, litter & leaf collection, weed control.
Closing date: 26 Mar 2023
Monday to Friday 7am to 4pm
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
04 Sep 2023
27 Feb 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
This is a fantastic opportunity to grow your horticultural skills whilst working in one of the UK's most famous parks. These parks are widely recognised as among the best of their kind in the world.
Day to day park tasks will include:
- Shrub bed maintenance.
- Planting, bedding, shrubs and trees.
- Grass cutting.
- Bedding maintenance.
- General gardening.
- Litter picking.
- Spraying of chemicals - subject to qualification.
- Driving- subject to qualification and authorisation.
- Ad-hoc soft landscaping.
- Ad-hoc involvements in the events / ceremonies within The Royal Parks.
- Works as part of a highly skilled team to maintain The Royal Parks landscape.
Apprentices will be supported by The Royal Parks Guild and will attend masterclass days and celebration events as part of their apprenticeship.
Course work will be through day release at Capel Manor Regents Park campus.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative Standard Level 2 which includes:
- Functional skills English and Maths Level 1.
- Emergency First Aid at Work.
- Level 2 award in the safe use of Pesticides PA1.
- Pesticide application PA6/PA6W
- Level 2 Award in safe use of pedestrian controlled mowers
- Level 2 Award in the safe use of ride-on self propelled mowers
- RHS level 2 Certificates as appropriate
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Many past Royal Park apprentices are now employed as Park Managers, Supervisors or Contract Managers for the Royal Parks, Contractors or in key local authority posts.
At the end of your apprenticeship, you will be ideally placed to continue your career in the horticultural industry either in a 'hands-on' role or by progressing to a management or supervisory post. This could be within open space management, landscape construction or design industries.
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About the employer
THE ROYAL PARKS LTD
CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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