Apprenticeship Gardener GARDENIA GARDENS LTD

We have an exciting new opportunity for an apprenticeship to join our team.You will develop skills to a high standard of general garden maintenance and services for our customers. Some duties will include grass cutting, hedge trimming, weeding, and flower bed maintenance. This will be your first step towards a career at gardenia gardens ltd.

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Closing date: 30 Nov 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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

    Monday - Friday and may work weekends 8.00am - 5.00pm

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Feb 2024

  • Date posted

    02 Oct 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will need to be physically fit with a can-do attitude and be honest and punctual. Also Flexible as working hours can change to cover clients needs, including weekends.

Duties will include:

  • General maintenance e.g., grass cutting, hedge trimming, clearing leaves
  • Horticulture activities e.g., planting, pruning, and seeding
  • Operate light power tools
  • Undertake Vehicle and cutting equipment checks
  • Weeding, turning boarders
  • Mowing
  • Strimming
  • Edging lawns

The training you will be getting

  • You will have the opportunity to work towards additional qualifications
  • Course options after this programme
  • Level 3 Apprenticeship in Landscape and Amenity Horticulture
  • Transport

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We are hoping you will join the team full time after the apprenticeship is completed.

We offer a high-quality college bus service which collects over 1,400 students every day from across Cheshire and surrounding areas. This makes getting to Reaseheath easy, safe and affordable for all of our students.

Career options:

  • Hard landscaper
  • Decorative landscaper
  • Grounds maintenance operator
  • Grounds commercial growers

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English and Maths (Grade Preferably GCSEs at grade 2 or) Desired

Things to consider

Outdoors in all kinds of weather and have a positive attitude to work

About the employer

We are Garden Maintenance business maintaining gardens and local parish council to a very high standard. Due to demand we are now expanding. We also maintain Commercial/Private grounds.










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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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