Horticultural Apprentice STEPHEN RUTHERFORD

Garden Centre / Nursery Apprentice. Varied work serving customers , propagating and maintaining plants, outside contracts including turfing, irrigation installation and soft landscaping. Apprentice will be earning a salary while learning, gaining recognised qualifications and valuable work experience.

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Closing date: 02 Jul 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay according to age and experience up to £16,055

  • Working week

    9.30am-4pm, Monday - Friday. Some weekends in busy season.

    Total hours per week: 32.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    10 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Retailing to the public and trade
  • Propagating and maintaining plants
  • Assisting with outdoor projects e.g. turfing, irrigation, planting

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

  • Continuous training in a L2 Horticulture Apprenticeship Standard
  • Tutors come in every 6 weeks
  • Training at our and customer sites
  • L3 First aid at work
  • L2 Safe Use of Pesticides C&G

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

On successful completion of course candidate can apply for full-time position.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 5) Desired

Things to consider

Need to be physically fit for working outdoors and lifting products. For an informal chat ring 01923 850809 between 9.30a.m-4p.m Mon- Fri ask for Steve.

About the employer

I own Plants Direct Garden Centre WD25 8BQ. We sell plants that we grow directly to the public and the trade as well as other related goods. We also specialise in irrigation installation. We have trained several apprentices over the period from establishment (over 30 years). Many have stayed with us for years and have progressed to higher positions elsewhere.







WD25 8BQ


Steve Rutherford



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Training provider


Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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