Landscape Construction Apprentice URBAN MEADOWS LTD
Urban Meadows is looking to introduce a first year Landscape Construction Apprentice. The duties you will be involved with, and trained on, would focus mainly on landscape construction and include labouring, clearance and excavating, paving, decking, pergolas and roof top gardens.
Closing date: 30 Jun 2023
Five days a week including one day a week at college unless college term breaks, then based at work. Mondays to Fridays, 8am to 5pm but some weekend work may be involved.
Total hours per week: 40.0
Possible start date
01 Jul 2023
05 Apr 2023
Level 2 (GCSE)
What will the apprentice be doing?
Urban Meadows provide a complete landscaping solution from design to construction. We strive to create harmony between urban and natural environments by conceptualising, constructing, cultivating, and caring for London’s gardens.
The duties you will be involved with, and trained on, would focus mainly on landscape construction, and include:
- Labouring, clearance, and excavating
- Paving, decking, pergolas, and roof top gardens
- Planting trees, shrubs, and other plants
- Crafting bespoke outdoor features
You would gain skills and knowledge of horticultural operations including pruning, formal bedding and other aspects of landscape maintenance. A range of hand tools, powered tools and machines are used, and work is always conducted to a high standard. There will be regular interaction with clients and/or residents, and so a polite, well presented representative of the business is a very important quality. No two weeks are the same and a desire to be proud of what you have achieved is vital. We are a hardworking and skilled team and have an excellent working team environment. We are passionate about what we do and want to open this opportunity up to someone who has a similar passion about nature and crafting as we do.
What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?
- Level 2 Standard Horticultural Operative Apprenticeship
- Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English if you do not hold a C / 4 or above at GSCE level
Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work qualification
- Weekly day release into college at Berkshire College of Agriculture
- An assessor will visit you in the workplace every 6-8 weeks, or more frequently if required
What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?
Possible full-time role with upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Requirements and prospects
Desired skills and personal qualities
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
Things to consider
About the employer
URBAN MEADOWS LTD
222B PARK ROAD
KINGSTON UPON THAMES
THE WINDSOR FOREST COLLEGES GROUP
Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)
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