Horticulture Crop Technician Apprenticeship ALLENSMORE NURSERIES LTD

An exciting opportunity to take up an apprenticeship at one of the leading UK nurseries supplying first quality plants to UK retailers. You will work in operational, growing and technical areas within the business gaining a broad appreciation of the business and industry as a whole. Duties will include; Irrigation Feeding Potting Trimming

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday – Friday 8.00am – 4.30 Overtime will be offered and some weekend work may be required.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    24 Apr 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    3 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

An exciting opportunity to gain an apprenticeship with one of the UK’s leading nurseries supplying ornamental plants to the best retailers in the country.

You will learn a range of critical nursery skills including:

  • Irrigation
  • Feeding
  • Potting
  • Trimming
  • Spacing
  • Despatch
  • Pest and disease identification
  • Biological pest control
  • Spraying
  • Record keeping

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

  • Crop Technician Level 3 

Level 2 Awards in: 

  • Safe Use of Pesticides 

On completion of the pesticides foundation unit above also choose one of the following units: 

  • Boom sprayer, mounted, trailed or self-propelled equipment 
    Granular applicator equipment 
  • Handheld applicator equipment 
  • Level 3 award in Emergency First Aid at Work 

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths (GCSE grade 4 or C or above) will need to achieve this level prior to taking the end point assessment. 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Key grower, team leader, supervisory and management positions are all possible for the right person.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent MATHS and ENGLISH (Grade Grades A-D, 9 - 3) Essential

Things to consider

The role requires you to work outside, inside polythene tunnels and inside glasshouses. These are physical roles requiring lifting and bending.

About the employer

A large nursery growing ornamental plants for retailers. We are based just outside Hereford








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Apprenticeship standard

Crop technician

Level 3 (A level)

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