The Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Scheme - Hyde Park idverde Ltd
The Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Scheme is an ideal way to begin a career in horticulture and open space management. Our Scheme is typically a 3 year apprenticeship combining college-based learning with unrivalled workplace training in one of London's historic Royal Parks. You will be planting bedding, shrubs and trees and general gardening.
Closing date: 26 Mar 2023
National minimum wage depending on candidates age.
Monday to Friday 7.00am to 3.30pm
Total hours per week: 39.0
Possible start date
04 Sep 2023
27 Feb 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Day to day park based 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
- Adhoc soft landscaping
- Adhoc involvement in events/ceremonies with The Royal Parks.
- Work 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 level 2
- Functional skills English and maths
- 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 pedestrain controlled mowers
- Level 2 award in 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 the apprenticeship, you will be ideally placed to continue your career in the horticultural industry either in a 'hands on' role or progressing to a management or supervisory post. This could be within open space management, landscape construction or design industries.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
Things to consider
About the employer
West Carriage Drive
CAPEL MANOR COLLEGE
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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