Apprentice Gardener - Paradise Farm PARADISE FARM ESTATE LTD

Paradise Farm Estate Ltd is seeking a dedicated and passionate individual to join our team as an Apprentice Gardener. This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a genuine interest in horticulture to start their career in a professional and supportive environment. Day-to-day gardening tasks including weeding, planting, pruning, plus much, much more.

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Closing date: 02 Oct 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Monday - Friday 8am - 4pm 40 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Oct 2023

  • Date posted

    26 Jul 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Main duties and responsibilities:

  • Assist the senior gardening team in day-to-day gardening tasks, including planting, weeding, pruning, and general maintenance of the gardens
  • Learn and develop skills in landscaping, irrigation, and garden design under the guidance of experienced professionals
  • Participate in ongoing training and education programs to enhance knowledge of plants, flowers, and gardening techniques
  • Help maintain the gardening equipment and tools, ensuring they are in good working condition
  • Contribute to the creation and upkeep of garden displays in line with the company's aesthetic goals
  • Follow health and safety guidelines to ensure a safe working environment

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


  • 15 months practical training period, plus 3 months for End Point Assessment

Delivery model:

  • Work-based training with your employer
  • Approximately 12 on-site assessment visits per year
  • 14 days college attendance to complete Horticulture Principles and Practice course
  • 1 day college attendance to complete Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid course
  • 2 days college attendance to complete Level 2 PA1 Pesticides course (theory)
  • 2 days college attendance to complete L2 PA6 Pesticides course (practical)
  • Level 1 Functional Skills in maths and English (7 days at college for each, if required)
  • Off the job training will count for at least 6 hours a week of an apprentice’s time at work

Qualifications included:

  • Level 1 Functional Skills in English and maths
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid
  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
  • Level 2 Award in The Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Handheld Equipment
  • Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Full-time employment after successful completion of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade A*-C 9/4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade A*-C 9/4) Desired

Things to consider

Vehicle required as based rurally. A genuine interest in gardening, landscaping, and horticulture is essential. Basic knowledge of plants, flowers, and gardening techniques is preferred. Excellent teamwork skills and the ability to take direction from senior team members. Willingness to learn and enthusiasm for the role is highly valued. Attention to detail and a strong work ethic. Gardening / horticultural qualifications preferred but not essential. Some hands-on experience.

About the employer

At Paradise Farm, we strive to be an employer that values and prioritises the wellbeing and success of our employees. We believe that a strong and motivated workforce is the key to our success, and we go above and beyond to create an environment where every employee feels respected, supported, and valued. We provide ongoing training and growth opportunities to help our employees enhance their skills, broaden their knowledge, and advance their careers. We promote a culture of continuous learning, open communication, and constructive feedback to support their professional growth and personal development.







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Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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