We are seeking an apprentice, to embark on a program designed to provide hands-on training and instruction in the field of landscape maintenance. This role is essential for the care and preservation of outdoor spaces, including parks, gardens, commercial properties and residential areas, contributing to the upkeep of various outdoor environments.

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Closing date: 07 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £13,312.00 to £23,795.20

    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

    Days: Monday - Friday. Hours: 7.30am - 4.30pm. Breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Grounds Maintenance - Assist in mowing lawns, trimming edges and maintaining grassy areas to ensure a neat and well-kept appearance
  • Landscape Cleanup - Perform routine cleanup tasks, including leaf removal, debris disposal and general site tidying
  • Safety and Compliance - Follow all safety procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment. Adhere to local regulations and industry standards regarding landscaping practices. Report any safety hazards or incidents promptly
  • Equipment Maintenance - Learn to operate and maintain landscaping tools and machinery, such as lawnmowers, tractors, and power tools. Learn to inspect and maintain landscaping equipment and tools, reporting any issues for repair or replacement
  • Customer Interaction - Interact professionally with clients and residents as needed, addressing inquiries and providing information about maintenance activities. Address client concerns and inquiries as needed
  • Team Collaboration - Work effectively as part of a landscape maintenance team, collaborating with team members on various tasks

The training you will be getting

This is a level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship that includes the following mandatory qualifications:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day course-Ofqual registered qualification)
  • LANTRA Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides or C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • LANTRA Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand-Held Equipment or C&G Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand-Held Equipment
  • An apprentice is expected to attend college at least 1 day a week at the Botanical Garden Study Centre
  • Functional Skills in English and maths if required

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Completing a Landscape Maintenance Operative apprenticeship provides you with a strong foundation in maintaining outdoor spaces. It equips you with valuable skills and knowledge than can lead to various career opportunities in the landscaping and grounds maintenance field within our business and beyond. Here are various roles you could apply for after completing your apprenticeship:

  • Grounds Maintenance Worker
  • Lawn Care Technician
  • Horticulturalist
  • Groundskeeper
  • Tree Care Technician
  • Arborist Assistant
  • Landscape Team Leader
  • Landscape Designer or Landscape Architect Assistant
  • Parks and Recreation Worker
  • Golf Course Grounds Team Member
  • Landscape Maintenance Supervisor

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Creative, Patience, Physical fitness, Basic knowledge of plant care, Willingness to learn, Keen interest to work outdoors


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

As part of this apprenticeship, you will be required to travel to both the employer location and also attend college (in most cases). Please ensure that you have researched your travel arrangements and are happy with the time it will take and distance required to travel, before you apply for this vacancy.

About the employer

Jack Moody Landscaping and Civil Engineering Ltd is part of Jack Moody Holdings plc based at Hollybush Farm, Shareshill. With over 60 years in business Jack Moody Holdings plc have established themselves as leading experts in the construction and maintenance of living landscapes. Through our subsidiary companies we provide both trade and individual customers with a variety of award winning horticultural, civil engineering, maintenance and recycling solutions. Our businesses include one of the UK’s largest garden centres and industry renowned Jack Moody Landscaping and Civil Engineering Limited.







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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


BMet Recruitment Team

0121 362 1121

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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