Apprentice Landscaping Operative J PALMER (LANDSCAPES) LTD

A landscaper is responsible for envisioning unique outdoor spaces and working with other landscape professionals to turn their visions into public parks and gardens for people to enjoy. This is a great opportunity to develop skills and gain valuable experience as an apprentice with our experienced team!

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Closing date: 31 May 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Days of the week: Monday - Friday (including day release) Start time: 7:00am Finish: 3.30am

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Jun 2023

  • Date posted

    18 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Mowing, edging and fertilizing lawns.
  • Weeding and mulching landscape beds.
  • Trimming small trees, hedges and shrubs.
  • Removing unwanted, dead or damaged trees.
  • Planting shrubs, flowers and trees.
  • Watering gardens, lawns and landscapes.
  • Monitoring and maintaining plant health

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

This is a Level 2 Apprenticeship as a Horticulture/ Landscape Operative and will include a combination of on and off-the-job training in the workplace. You will have monthly mentoring and guidance at work from a Craven College Learning & Development Advisor alongside some college attendance as required. After 24 months you will be entered to complete an End Point Assessment, conducted by an assessor from City & Guilds, to complete your apprenticeship.

More information on course content and assessment methods will be discussed at interview.

If candidates do not have A*-C (4-9) in maths & English at GCSE there will be a requirement to do Functional Skills up to Level 2.

Other mandatory qualifications:

  • (Core) Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual registered) minimum 1-day course
  • (Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides OR City & Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
  • (Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment OR City & Guilds Level 2 Award In The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand Held Equipment

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Permanent role
  • Progression up the career ladder

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Team working, Hard Working, Willing to learn, Follow Instructions, Good time keeping


GCSE or equivalent Math & English (Grade A*- D or 9-3 or equivalent) Desired

About the employer

In 1970, armed with a wheelbarrow and a dream, John Palmer started us on a journey that would lead to the company as it is today. Throughout the years, the family has taken the business from strength to strength, with each generation investing in the companies growth. Since those early days, we do things a little differently. We have the latest vehicles, plant and machinery - all of which helps us make light work of the heaviest tasks. Whether that’s installing hundreds of tonnes of soil on a roof garden, or planting thousands of trees. We’re efficient, safe and eco-friendly.







LS28 5LH

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Training provider



Sarah Haworth

01756 693681

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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