You will be joining a small team of gardeners looking after a luxury lodge retreat site comprising of 45 acres of parkland. The park is open to the public and the highest standards are expected with the benefits of working at one of the leading luxury lodge retreats in the United Kingdom. Duties include pruning & planting and regular maintenance of grounds.

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Closing date: 18 Jun 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Hourly rate - Aged 16-18 - £6.50/hour. Aged 19+ - £8.50 /hour

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday between 8.00am to 4.30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2023

  • Date posted

    09 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The successful applicant will be developing and maintaining the exterior grounds of our 45 acre site and will report to our Head Gardener/Supervisor.  Daily duties will vary but will include:

  • Pruning & weeding of established beds
  • Mowing and strimming grounds and gardens
  • Growing herbs and vegetables
  • Estate maintenance including fencing and paving
  • Developing and planning waterside planting on lakes and around estate
  • Mechanical and chemical weed control


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

  • Training will be delivered mostly in the workplace with an assessor coming to do work-based reviews, assessments and observations
  • One day a week attendance will be required at Riseholme College to work towards the knowledge part of the apprenticeship and functional skills English and Maths if required

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Potential to continue a permanent basis with further career/promotion prospects

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Organisation skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 and above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3 and above) Desired

Things to consider

You will have the option to work flexibility as part of this role. A CRB check will be undertaken if you are successful for this role. The vacancy is based in a rural area and public transport links are minimal, You will need to ensure that you can access the employer and training provider in line with the hours of work. If you are shortlisted for this vacancy you may need to attend more than one interview. The role will involve working outdoors in all weathers and standing for long periods and will involve using and lifting heavy equipment.

About the employer

Bainland Country Park is a privately, family owned business striving to be the number one lodge retreat of its kind in the country.







LN10 6UX

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Training provider



James Trafford

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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