Landscape Operative Apprenticeship WYRE GARDENS LIMITED

Are you looking for an exciting career opportunity within a growing company? Wyre Gardens strive to become an award winning company, and are excited about building a fantastic future. We design and build beautiful gardens that are built to last and are on the lookout for enthusiastic, hardworking apprentices.

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Closing date: 29 Feb 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £10,982.40 to £21,673.60

    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 to Friday 8am - 5pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    04 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    24 Jan 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Apprentices will work alongside our skilled build team to create beautiful gardens working from detailed designs. Tasks will include:

  • Excavations & site clearances
  • Setting out & new level creations
  • Reading from plans & site surveys 
  • Planting
  • Border preparation
  • Turfing
  • Paving
  • Walling
  • Fencing 
  • Mixing cement
  • Site labour

The training you will be getting

Landscape Operative - Level 2 Apprenticeship

The following qualifications would be required prior to end point assessment:

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

Delivery is work-based supported by Workshops at Myerscough College, Preston Campus approximately once a month. College attendance will count towards the 20% off the job training requirement. An apprentice will also need to attend college courses to complete the required qualifications.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Wyre Gardens strive to be an award winning company, and are excited about building a fantastic future. With lots of exciting work ahead, there will be a solid career path for apprentices to progress within the company. 

Our standard of work is very high, working from detailed plans with high end materials. The experience gained with us will set any apprentice up for a successful career within the lanscaping industry.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Physical fitness, Punctual


GCSE or equivalent Minimum of 4 GCSE’S (Grade Grade E/2 or above) Essential

Things to consider

Work for Wyre Gardens will involve working hands on with a range of different landscaping materials and lifting heavy objects. Applicants should expect to work outdoors all year round in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Wyre Gardens strive to become an award winning company, and are excited about building a fantastic future. We offer a full in-house design and build service to create beautiful outdoor spaces. From full transformations to those all important finishing touches, Wyre Gardens can breathe new life into any outdoor space. Our design service begins with a consultation and drone photography to give us as complete a picture as possible of your needs and desires, culminating in 3D visualisations and concept plans allowing clients to see the finished garden before a spade breaks the ground. Our team of paving perfectionists, flower fanatics, and structure savants can help turn any clients vision into reality.









Mark Sargeant


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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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