Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative UBICO LIMITED

We are looking for an enthusiastic apprentice to help our team maintain greenery area including parks, hedges, flower beds in bloomy condition. We do offer relevant training to enable staff work safely. If you do enjoy being outdoor and be a part of great team this may be a job for you. We supply full PPE.

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Closing date: 26 Jan 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    37hrs 5 days (7.30am to 3pm), shifts TBC.

    Total hours per week: 37.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    27 Sep 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Maintaining greenery areas including:

  • Parks
  • Hedges
  • Flower bed
  • Trimming

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

Full-time roles available.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Team working, Non judgemental, 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

Outdoor person to be able to work in any weather conditions.

About the employer

We are responsible for delivering environmental services in Gloucestershire and West Oxfordshire. We keep spaces clean and green. We collect rubbish and recycling from over a quarter of a million households, we clean streets and buildings, we maintain the beautiful parks and green spaces and we manage household recycling centres. At some of our sites we also maintain our own fleet of vehicles. As a dynamic group of people, we each have our own unique skills that help us deliver excellent services to our communities. Wherever you are in Gloucestershire or West Oxfordshire you may spot a member of our team hard at work. And it's not just the frontline staff that help deliver our services, we have a fantastic support team working hard behind the scenes to keep delivering the services which we are so proud of. Ubico employs over 700 staff and operates 900 vehicles and plant over 1200 square miles of the most beautiful and vibrant towns, cities and countryside you'll find. We offer a friendly and flexible working environment, where you really feel part of the Ubico 'family'. The work is diverse and fast paced, delivered by teams who work closely and collaboratively to deliver results. Our work ethic is underpinned by our five values - deliver quality, be safe, do the right thing, care for the environment, and work together and we strive to achieve these values in everything we do.




Avenue Four

Station Lane


OX28 4BN

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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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