Apprentice required for West Cornwall garden maintenance business Green Space Garden Service

Green Space Garden Service offers modern, premium quality training and use of machinery that would be valuable for future progression within the industry. Green Space Garden Service is a local business, Our clients include local luxury accommodation, businesses, domestic residences and public sector entities.

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Closing date: 30 Dec 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Wages will increase as skills are gained

    Wages explained

    Apprentices are paid for their normal working hours and training that's part of their apprenticeship (usually one day per week).

    Minimum Wage Rates

  • Working week

    The week usually begins on Monday at 9.00am and finishes around 4.30pm with an hour break for lunch. Some Saturdays will be worked for half day only.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    18 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Lawn care, including, aeration and moss / weed clearance
  • Mowing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Fencing
  • Pressure washing
  • Weeding
  • Small tree felling
  • Soil preparation
  • Turfing
  • Brushcutting
  • Fence and shed painting
  • General repairs
  • Area clearance
  • Pruning and planting
  • Cornish hedging
  • Compost areas made
  • Ongoing maintenance
  • Useof cordless machinery

The training you will be getting

  • Level 2 intermediate apprenticeship, which is the equivalent of GCSE - grades 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4 or grades A*, A, B, C
  • All training will be conducted with 15 miles of St Ives, Cornwall, including one day ay Duchy College, Rosewarne
  • Training will be supervised and developed as we work as a team
  • Functional skills in maths and English if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • To work confidently within a team or to preparew to continue Supervisior training, which in turn will qualify as a good background for self employment

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

You will be working in muddy, wet conditions at times, also need to be physical fit and self-motivated

About the employer

Green Space Garden Service is a local business, We have been working in St Ives and surrounding areas over the last thirteen years. Many clients have retained their trust in us from the very beginning. Our clients include local luxury accommodation, businesses, domestic residences and public sector entities.


Green Space Garden Service


11 Little-In-Sight

The Stennack

St. Ives

TR26 1BD


David Wright


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

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