Countryside Worker Apprentice GREENFIELDS COUNTRYSIDE LTD

A Countryside Worker Apprentice is required. You will be involved in all aspects of Forestry/Landscaping Maintenance. This includes grass seeding/cutting, weeding, pruning, turfing, litter picking, planting, felling, spraying, fencing and all other general forestry maintenance operations.

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Closing date: 18 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    Under 18s will work 40 hours a week. Over 18s will work 50 hours to include a day release at college. Hours worked for Greenfields are a 6am start to 4pm finish, 9.25 hours paid per day with 45 min unpaid break during the day. Working days TBC

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    08 Apr 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Nov 2023

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Participate in all identified training and apply this to your work
  • Communicate well as to your manager any problems you experience in your work
  • Apply all of the safety procedures contained in the Greenfields Health & Safety Management System and other safe working at all times, to include the use of the Greenfields APP (GAPP)
  • Be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions (suitable clothing will be provided)
  • Work on your own initiative and are expected to produce work to customer  specification, standards and schedules
  • At all times demonstrate a responsible attitude towards work and colleagues and follow the rules of any site you are working on
  • Be polite and respectful to our clients/customers
  • Use any tools you are provided with for work purposes only and in compliance with safe systems of working
  • Be required to arrive promptly and in adequate time to ensure you are ready to work as close to your start time as possible
  • Building and repairing a variety of field boundaries including fences, walls, and hedging
  • Maintaining public rights of way for walkers, cyclists, and horse riders
  • Improving habitats and woodland to get them in good condition by using a variety of appropriate techniques, including pruning, felling, or planting so native flora and fauna (plants and animals) can thrive
  • Surveying/monitoring habitats and flora and fauna to understand species numbers and relate this to relevant habitat management practices

The training you will be getting

Countryside Worker Level 2.

  • Block release to Brooksby Melton College Campus, Melton Mowbray
  • Functional Skills in maths and English, if necessary
  • On-the-job training
  • Off-the-job training

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Greenfields is an exciting company to work for where hard work and a great attitude is rewarded. Site Operative full-time roles will be available, together with Assistant Site Supervisor, Site Supervisor and Site Manager.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Organisation skills, Team working, Practical skills, Health & safety conscious, Operate machinery safely, Confident


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

A full clean driving licence or working towards one is desirable. Travel to the yard everyday is required. We are based in Cropwell Bishop, NG12 3BA. To undertake training as and when required. To keep your PPE clean and yourself clean and tidy at all times.

About the employer

Greenfields Countryside Ltd is based in Cropwell Bishop, Nottinghamshire. We work all over the UK offering services in the Countryside Management sector including Arboriculture, Ecology, Fencing, Forestry, Landscaping & Maintenance. This is mainly in the commercial market together with work for private landowners. We are 15 employees lead by Neil Perks, who founded the business back in 2006, together with a great team of subcontractors. We offer a highly trained service with a spotlight on Health & Safety, due to the risky environments that we work in.




Quarry Farm

Nottingham Road, Cropwell Bishop


NG12 3BA

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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

Countryside worker

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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