Grounds Maintenance Operative Apprentice AMEY SERVICES LIMITED

From day one you’ll be given real responsibility, gaining invaluable experience and exposure working alongside our industry experts and across your team. As an Apprentice, you will be working alongside the team to deliver grounds maintenance tasks including grass cutting, hedge cutting, strimming, vegetation removal and general horticulture.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 22 Mar 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    You will be working Monday - Friday, 07:00 - 15:30

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    25 Mar 2024

  • Date posted

    06 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Grass cutting
  • Hedge cutting
  • Strimming
  • Vegetation removal
  • General Horticulture

The training you will be getting

  • Your training will be provided by both your Employer and Grey Seal Academy
  • All training is delivered face to face at the workplace either on site or videoconferencing, this includes x1 training session and x1 coaching session per month
  • You will have access to an online portfolio and virtual learning environment to assist your training and assessment during your programme

During the Apprenticeship you will learn the following topics:

  • Communication, communicate with others, including clients, the public and colleagues, this may require basic IT systems use
  • Team working, work alone and as part of a team effectively and recognise how all staff are dependent on each other to meet business objectives
  • Health and safety, apply relevant health and safety processes and procedures. Implement specific industry information on hazards relevant to horticultural environments
  • Follow safe systems of work and safety information provided by employer. Implement environmental protection policies and procedures
  • Environmental, prevent and control local pollution incidents e.g., use of spill kits
  • Planting, plant growth and development, care for plants correctly in different environments, including basic irrigation methods, planting methods and identifying plant deficiencies
    Install various soft-landscape materials - e.g., shrubs, trees, herbaceous, bedding, grass areas and seed. This will include site preparation, planting, sowing, turfing, preparation of seed beds and mulching
  • Soil cultivation - cultivate and improve soils by mechanical methods and by hand, making and amelioration of growing media and soils
  • Tools, equipment and machinery - safely use tools e.g., spades, rakes, shovels; equipment e.g., tape measure and spirit level and machinery e.g., pedestrian controlled mowers, handheld strimmer, hedge cutter
  • Vegetation control - follow processes and methods of site clearance, using tools and machinery for pruning and vegetation control, including basic turf management
  • Follow weed control methods
  • Propagation
  • Site presentation - work to a specified finish

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The employer will look to keep you on as a permenant employee.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 2) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Mathematics (Grade 2) Essential

Things to consider

The vacancy will involve working outdoors in all weather conditions.

About the employer

Amey are a leading provider of full life-cycle engineering, operations, and decarbonisation solutions, for transport infrastructure and complex facilities. Their purpose is to deliver sustainable infrastructure solutions that enhance life and protect our shared future.




99 Olive Grove Road


S2 3GD

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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


Holly Lee-Crick

01773 829121

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

Employer's Application Instructions

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 22 Mar 2024