Horticultural Apprentice H Tempest Ltd

An opportunity has arisen at H Tempest Ltd to join their Grounds and Garden Team. Working on their 25 Acre estate you will be working with the team to manage and maintain the grounds using both traditional and modern gardening methods. During your apprenticeship you will work with a range of plants and develop your knowledge in gardening styles.

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Closing date: 28 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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, 8.30am - 4.30pm

    Total hours per week: 37.5

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    20 Mar 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Your day to day role will include but not limited to:

  • Grass Maintenance
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Hedge Cutting
  • Planting
  • Weeding
  • Plant Propagation
  • Cut Flower Production
  • Use a range of machinary including strimmer, lawn mowers, hedge cutter
  • Tractor Training 

The training you will be getting

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an apprenticeship advisor

You will be required to attend Duchy College Rosewarne on a one day a week basis as part of the apprenticeship training.

The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessment:

  • Emergency first aid: 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

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship you might like to:

  • Progress onto the Level 3 Horticulture and Landscape Supervisor apprenticeship
  • Progress within the company 

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience, Physical fitness, Interest in horticulture, Time keeping, Enjoys the outdoors, Keen to learn


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 4) Desired

Things to consider

This role is based outdoors so you will be expected to work in various weather conditions

About the employer

Specialising in schools and graduations with a state-of-the-art digital laboratory, delivering high quality products. Not only limited to photography we offer graduate gowning alongside our studio and event photography. We also offer commercial services such as videography, aerial photography, design and display graphics. The company is located at Lelant and covers 2 other locations. The private gardens and woodland on site are available for employees to walk and enjoy at break times during working hours.


H Tempest Ltd


The Colour Laboratory


St. Ives

TR26 3HU

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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




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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