Apprentice Landscape Gardener - Alan Muxlow Garden Services Alan Muxlow Garden Services

We are looking for an apprentice landscape gardener to join our team. We can offer the suitable candidate an opportunity to learn all the aspects of good garden maintenance and hard landscaping. Duties will include; Mowing. Weeding. Hedging.

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Closing date: 15 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Salary could go up to £15,000

  • Working week

    Monday to Friday, Between 7.45am to 5.45pm and 1 Saturday a month. Morning meeting location is Blakesley Poplar’s Farm, NN12 8RD.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    29 Jan 2024

  • Date posted

    17 Aug 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

All aspects of garden maintenance to include:

  • Mowing
  • Weeding
  • Hedging

Assisting with hard landscaping to include:

  • Labouring
  • Mixing
  • Paving
  • Fencing

The training you will be getting


• 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 Hand Held Equipment
• Level 2 Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Potential for full-time permanent employment. 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, 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

Candidates should be willing to learn, must be good at time keeping and have a good attitude to work and other people. Morning meeting location is Blakesley Poplar’s Farm, NN12 8RD.

About the employer

We have been designing, building and maintain gardens for the last 28 years.


Alan Muxlow Garden Services





NN12 8UE

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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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