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.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    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

  • 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?

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
  • Irrigation

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

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Motivated, 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 weathers. We leave the sites tidy and things like hedge cuttings are 100% cleared away at the end of a job. You will be working as part of a team and will interact with our clients thus we expect our team to be polite, friendly and professional always.

About the employer

With 15 years in the industry, Urban Meadows has evolved to become a team of dedicated landscapers, craftspeople and horticulturists with a love of the natural world. Relentless passion and positivity keep us open and eager, ready to uncover the right solutions. We strive to create beautiful and functional landscapes to inspire people to reconnect with nature. Working with people makes us stand out. We have fostered a brilliant network of expert horticulturists and trusted suppliers. We work with some of the country’s most exciting landscape designers, architects and individuals all with the shared vision of bringing nature to our city.







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Training provider



Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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