Hard Landscape and Maintenance Apprentice E WILLIAMS LIMITED

Hard Landscaping apprenticeship working alongside skilled tradesmen across the South of England. The role is full time employment with a day release for college. We will assist you to complete your course by providing the required work skills and variance to excel at college and in the field.

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Closing date: 01 Aug 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

    Mon – Fri 07.30 - 16.30, this will include day release

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    30 Apr 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

Job Description:

  • Assist in various landscaping tasks including planting, pruning, mulching, brickwork, paving & carpentry.
  • Learn to identify different plant species and understand their specific care requirements.
  • Learn and implement various construction skills and be able to confidently carry out these tasks
  • Read and implement landscape designs and drawings.
  • Operate landscaping equipment such as lawnmowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, excavators and dumpers under supervision.
  • Follow safety protocols in all aspects with a focus when handling equipment, chemicals, and working at heights.
  • Participate in ongoing training sessions and workshops to develop landscaping skills and knowledge.
  • Communicate effectively with team members and clients, providing excellent customer service.
  • Maintain cleanliness and organization of work areas.
  • Adhere to company policies and procedures at all times.


  • Hands-on training and mentorship from experienced landscapers and horticulturists.
  • Competitive apprentice salary or hourly wage.
  • Opportunities for career advancement within the company.
  • Potential for further education and certifications in landscaping and horticulture.
  • Employee discounts on landscaping products and services.

The training you will be getting

Horticulture and Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard
Emergency First Aid
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

Potential for further education and certifications in landscaping and horticulture.
Opportunities for career advancement within the company.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness, An interest in landscaping, An interest in horticulture, Strong work ethic, Willingness to learn, Ability to work outdoors


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C (4) or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade C (4) or above) Essential

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role where you will be required to work outside in all weathers.

About the employer

E. Williams Landscapes are an award winning, ambitious, highly motivated landscaping company. Providing the highest quality landscaping services to the South of England.







SO45 6EB

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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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