Maintenance & Soft Landscaping Apprentice LOCATION LANDSCAPES LTD

Apprenticeship available with soft landscaping and maintenance specialist company based in Petersfield. The successful candidate will work with our landscaping teams learning both aspects of soft and hard Landscaping. Duties to include operating machinery, hard and soft landscaping and risk assessments.

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Closing date: 30 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    £280 per week

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday, 8.00am - 5.00pm.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    29 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

We have a vacancy for an apprentice to learn all aspects of:

  • Planting trees, shrubs and herbaceous plants as well as keeping a domestic garden well maintained
  • As most of our work is carried out in private gardens you must be well presented, polite and conscientious
  • Good communication skills and a keen interest in the horticulture industry is essential

The training you will be getting

  • Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
  • Emergency First Aid
  • PA1 PA6

Apprentices without Level 2 English and maths must achieve Level 1 and take the test for Level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.

Apprentices will need to achieve the EPA's to achieve their apprenticeship:

  • On-line knowledge assessment - a 60-minute online test containing 40 multiple choice questions
  • Practical assessment EPA - a range of 4 practical activities taking no more than six hours undertaken in controlled conditions with responses to verbal questioning from the Independent End Point Assessor. The apprentice will undertake three core tasks and one task from the optional route - Horticulture or Landscaping
  • Professional Discussion EPA - An hour-long professional discussion under controlled conditions between the EPA and the apprentice to allow the apprentice to demonstrate their knowledge

You will be required to attend Sparsholt College on a day release basis to learn about horticulture, to include:

  • Health and Safety
  • Use and maintain non-powered and handheld powered equipment
  • Use and maintain pedestrian controlled equipment
  • Environment protection
  • Plant identification and nomenclature - Latin and common
  • Vegetation control
  • Soil science and cultivation
  • Plant establish and maintenance
  • Plant grown
  • Plant health
  • Establish and maintain amenity areas
  • Survey and mark out sites for landscaping features
  • Construct hard landscape features
  • Maintain hard landscape features

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • We are looking to invest in the right person and hope this opportunity will be a long term partnership with Location Landscapes. We are a young growing company therefore there are prospects to move up the career ladder

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 4) Essential

Things to consider

You will be working out of doors all through the year and in all weathers.

About the employer

Garden Landscape Company







GU31 4HT

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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


Karen Jackson

01962 797452

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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