Crop Technician Apprenticeship HFS TARPORLEY LTD

This apprenticeship offers the opportunity for people with prior scientific or engineering backgrounds a route into one of the largest commercial growing operations in the UK. As a level 3 horticultural apprentice, horticultural growers play a key role to the future success of our business and the industry in general.

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Closing date: 30 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will be discussed at interview stage.

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. Shifts will be discussed at interview stage.

    Total hours per week: 37

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    14 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    14 Mar 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Amenity and decorative horticulture#
  • Preparing landscape areas for seeding and planting
  • Establishing landscape areas
  • Maintaining landscaped areas
  • Safe use of Horticulture machinery

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

  • Reaseheath Training will be the apprenticeship training provider for this Apprenticeship and this will be delivered on a day release
  • The employer will give guidance and support throughout and a mentor will be assigned to you
  • Off-the-job training must make up at least 20% of the apprentice’s contracted hours, over the total duration of the apprentice’s planned training period
  • This Standard apprenticeship may include Functional Skills in maths, English & ICT
  • Reaseheath Training also offer optional extra industry qualifications at additional cost.

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On completion of this apprenticeship, Crop Technicians will have the opportunity to progress within the industry into roles such as unit/arable manager, production manager, or farm manager. However we would love to keep you working at the Hollies!

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4 / C and above) Desired

About the employer

The Hollies Farm Shops began life in 1959 as a vegetable stand on the side of the road with an honesty box. Nearly 60 years later, The Hollies Farm Shop has grown to become one of the best Farm Shops in the North West. 4 generations in the making the family's passion lies in sourcing great food and providing the best customer service through every part of the business. A Cheshire Farm Shop brimming with produce from over 70 local suppliers combined with the finest goods from the local region, the UK and the world. Two farm shops, Butcheries, a Delicatessen, Gift departments, self-catering Forest Lodges and Luxury Log Cabins with private hot tubs, and our new Hollies Takeaway service.








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Training provider



Adam Eeles

01829 760 761

Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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