Landscaping Apprentice JACK MOODY LANDSCAPING & CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD

We are seeking a Apprentice to become a proficient landscaper capable of transforming outdoor spaces into striking & functional areas. The program is designed to provide experience and training in various landscaping techniques, including soft and hard landscaping. You will work with experienced staff & contribute to create exceptional landscapes.

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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

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    26 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000233819

  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Soft Landscaping

Assist in the planting of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other greenery.

Learn correct soil preparation, irrigation, and mulching techniques.

Participate in the maintenance and care of lawns and grassy areas, including mowing, edging, and fertilizing.

  • Hard Landscaping 

Assist in the installation of various hardscape features such as patios, pathways, play areas and retaining walls.

Gain proficiency in using tools and equipment for concrete mixing, bricklaying, and paving.

Learn to work with different materials, including stone, concrete, and wood.

  • Site Preparation 

Support in clearing and preparing construction sites.

Assist with excavation, digging, and levelling as required for landscaping projects. 

  • 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.

  • Equipment Operation 

Learn to operate and maintain landscaping tools and machinery, such as lawnmowers, tractors, rotovators and power tools.

  • Customer Interaction

Communicate professionally with clients and project stakeholders under the guidance of the senior landscapers.

Address client concerns and inquiries as needed.

  • Team collaboration 

Work effectively as part of a landscaping team, supporting team members in various tasks.

Assist with project planning and coordination as you gain experience.

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
  • (Landscaping construction) City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines or Lantra Abrasive Wheel Machines Course
  • 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

On completion of the apprenticeship, full-time positions will be available.

Your specific career path will depend on your interests, skills, and the type of work you prefer. Here are some potential roles you could undertake within our business.

  • Landscape Construction Operative
  • Landscape Technician
  • Team Leader
  • Contracts Manager
  • Hardscape Specialist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Maintenance Manager

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Patience, Physical fitness, Basic knowledge of plant care, Willingness to learn

Qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3) Desired

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.

Employer

JACK MOODY LANDSCAPING & CIVIL ENGINEERING LTD

Address

JACK MOODY GROUP

HOLLYBUSH FARM

WARSTONE ROAD

WV10 7LX

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Training

Training provider

BIRMINGHAM METROPOLITAN COLLEGE

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

Contact

BMet Recruitment Team

apprenticeships@bmet.ac.uk

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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