Apprentice Landscape Labourer/Assistant Garden Creations

A rare opportunity has arisen for a new labourer/assistant to work closely with the business owner. The role includes labouring, digging, laying, paving, brickwork, decking, building structures such as pergolas, fencing, edging, planting, and turfing.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday to Friday 7.45am to 4.45pm. You will be paid the same rate whilst attending college for 1 day a week. Possibly may be asked to work occasional weekends but this would be unusual.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    05 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The job involves digging, filling skips, moving materials, and working in uncomfortable weather but it is hugely rewarding to gain the skill and experience necessary to create gardens and driveways that stand out from those created by competitors and go above and beyond our clients' expectations. You will be trained at work in the correct, safe, and efficient use of various small machinery and the correct methods and procedures that we use. The role will give you the opportunity to progress, as you gain skills, to a standard where you will be able to complete any landscaping project from start to finish to the highest standard.

Duties include:

  • Labouring
  • Digging
  • Laying
  • Paving
  • Brickwork
  • Decking
  • Building structures such as pergolas
  • Fencing
  • Edging
  • Planting
  • Turfing

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

  • Level 2 Landscape Construction Operative Apprenticeship
  • Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English if required
  • Assessor visits to employer every 6-8 weeks

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Possible full-time role upon completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness, Punctual, Reliable


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

Things to consider

You will be working outside in all weather. The job is physical so be prepared to carry out tasks such as lifting and digging.

About the employer

Paul trained in horticulture at a College for three years achieving an award for the best horticultural student for his year. During his time at college as part of a small team, Paul helped to design, build and showcase an award winning garden at the prestigious Chelsea Flower Show. He went on to work for a number of well-known nurseries gaining extensive knowledge of plants and a passion for gardens. Paul moved on to work for a well-established local Landscaping Company gaining intricate knowledge and first-hand experience of the best landscaping practices before moving on to start Garden Creations. Paul has combined his passion for plants with his technical abilities in landscape construction to ensure that Garden Creations provides an unrivalled service designing and building original gardens to the highest standard.


Garden Creations






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Training provider



Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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