Horticulture Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard EUXTON PARISH COUNCIL

This is an exciting opportunity to work as a Horticulture apprentice for the Parish Council. The apprentice will be trained to use a range of tools in undertaking their duties throughout the village of Euxton. The apprentice will undertake their duties to the highest standard, providing a quality service to the residents and visitors of Euxton.

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Closing date: 08 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    The salary could be higher, depending on the candidate's work experience and age.

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, flexible working hours in accordance with the needs of the service. Shift hours to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    11 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

What will the apprentice be doing?

Practical internal/external works undertaken including but not limited to: 

  • Grass cutting operations using both pedestrian and ride on mowing machines
  • Hedge cutting and hedge maintenance
  • Maintenance of flower beds including erecting, delivering items, watering, planting and removal
  • Tree and shrub planting
  • Litter picking
  • Bowling green maintenance including end of season maintenance and mowing
  • Sports pitch maintenance
  • Playground maintenance
  • Shrub bed maintenance
  • Weed control including hand weeding and spraying using both CDA applicator and conventional spraying techniques
  • Leaf collection
  • Clearance of overgrown plots
  • Minor tree works such as epicormics growth removal
  • Control of invasive weeds
  • Propagation cultivation of bedding plants
  • Minor landscape works
  • Pond maintenance projects
  • Maintenance of high-profile civic sites throughout the borough
  • Ensuring work carried out is to the highest standards at all times
  • Learning new skills and applying them to practical work

The training you will be getting

You will achieve:

  • Horticulture Apprenticeship Standard
  • Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work
  • Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides
    Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Opportunities to progress to permanent employment and further training.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Reliable and punctual, Enthusiastic, Ability to read instructions, Knowledge of the local area, Polite and friendly, Able to lift/move goods


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

Things to consider

You must have a strong work ethic including pride in work, attention to detail, integrity and time management. Have a flexible positive attitude to work. Be willing to work outdoors in all weather conditions. A willingness to learn and contribute to their own continuing professional development. Having a safety mindset for self and colleagues. A clear and effective communicator who can use a variety of communication methods to give/receive information accurately and in a timely and positive manner.

About the employer

Our team has responsibility for the maintenance of parks, open spaces, and other associated environmental management land such as flower beds, grass verges, play areas and sports pitches. The team undertake grass cutting and maintenance, litter collection, hedge cutting, weed killing, planting, sports pitch maintenance, plant propagation, shrub bed maintenance, fine turf culture and other associated works throughout Euxton.




Unit 16 CBTC, East Terrace Business Park

Euxton Lane, Euxton



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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


Andrea Kearns



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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