Apprentice Maintenance Operative CREATIVE LANDSCAPE COMPANY LTD

An opportunity has arisen for an apprentice garden maintenance and planting operative to join our team. The successful candidate will work with our maintenance teams learning all aspects of garden maintenance and planting. Duties include grass cutting, soil cultivation, pruning and hedge trimming.

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Closing date: 31 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 07.00 - 16.00

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Nov 2023

  • Date posted

    25 May 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

To help maintain our clients’ private gardens to a high standard. We enjoy what we do and want the future apprentice to enjoy this industry too as well learn from us. We are willing to teach our skills and want someone who is willing to learn.

Duties to include:

  • Visiting grounds and gardens to carry out horticultural tasks
  • Weeding
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Selecting and using tools and equipment consistent with risk asessments
  • Operate Machinery
  • Client/Customer care/Communication
  • Selecting and wearing appropriate footwear and clothing
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with colleagues
  • Any other duties as required to achieve the expected standard

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

  • Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • Weekly day release into Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA)
  • Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in maths & English if required
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

  • Possibility of a full-time post, upon successful completion of your apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Physical fitness, Punctual, Positive Attitude, Motivated


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4 / C or above) Desired

Things to consider

There is a requirement to be physically fit and able. There is lifting of equipment, and quite a lot of physical activity and movement involved. We also, within reason, work in all weathers. You will sometimes have direct contact with clients so will need to be polite and cheerful at all times with a professional attitude.

About the employer

Creative Landscape Co have been designing, building and maintaining award winning gardens for over 25 years and now also offer a fantastic range of plants and trees from our very own Nursery, The Big Plant Nursery in Twyford near Reading in Berkshire. We are very proud to have received various national awards for gardens we have been involved with including Gold Medals at RHS Chelsea Flower Show. We work across Berkshire and adjacent counties for both domestic and commercial clients and our emphasis on providing inspiring ideas and a professional, but individual service remains at the heart of everything we do.




Creative Landscape Company Ltd

The Big Plant Nursery

Wargrave Road

RG10 9PN

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Training provider



Sarah Hill

01628 827530

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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