Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprenticeship UNIQUE PROJECTS (DEVON) LIMITED

Unique Projects in Devon are offering an exciting opportunity to join their small team, as a horticulture/landscape operative apprentice. You will experience the two arms to the business, the horticulture side, and the landscape installation side.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £11,648.00 to £20,820.80

    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, shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 35

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    23 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Labouring for, and assisting the head landscaper.
  • Observing and learning professional skills.
  • Applying practical skills learnt on the job.
  • Ensuring the working areas are kept clean and tidy.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Good timekeeping.
  • Neat, Tidy & Methodical.
  • Ability to work under pressure.
  • Ability to follow instructions.
  • Working alongside the Master Gardeners in private gardens and learning from more experienced team members
  • Working alongside on occasion the landscape teams and learning the skills and gaining the experience in all facets of landscape installation.

The training you will be getting

Apprenticeship Standard:

  • Level 2 Horticulture/Landscape Operative

Mandatory Qualifications (e.g. First Aid):

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment

Structure of college delivery (e.g. day or block release):

  • Block release

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Apprentices may progress to complete the Level 3 Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor apprenticeship with the College.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

We have two arms to the business, one a horticultural side (Master Gardeners) that looks after a number of large gardens in and around Devon and further afield and the other is landscape installation that specialises in large scale high end bespoke garden construction. Unique Projects sums that up fairly well. We often take on projects that are more complex and a greater scale than most can cope with and regularly prove that the impossible is in fact possible. A company (local) with long reach but a unique family ethic amongst its teams. To date no one has left and recently the company acquired another firm to expand its capabilities further. On the horticulture side generally within Devon and predominantly east and south although on occasion they will take part in projects further afield.




Unique Projects (Devon) Ltd Yard

Knowle Farm


EX15 3QA

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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



01209 616452

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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