Day to day duties will typically consist of performing regular maintenance tasks such as mowing, strimming, weeding, leaf clearing, hedge trimming, pruning, mulching, feeding, planting and watering. Will also include working within a Nursery/School environment.

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Closing date: 26 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £9,984.00 to £17,846.40

    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

    Total Hours: 30 Working Hours – 9am – 5pm Days: Negotiable Breaks: 30 mins plus 2 x 15mins

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    03 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    10 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

You will be required to work outdoors in all weather conditions. As an assistant you will have the opportunity to work on various sized Landscaping and Gardening Projects. Candidates required to assist with landscape installation projects and will be operating hand tools and power tools to complete gardening task

Duties will include:

•Keeping garden areas clean and free of debris and monitoring plant health to identify any pests or diseases.

•Collaborating with other team members to ensure the overall cleanliness and attractiveness of the property is maintained.

•Ensuring the successful completion of jobs, within agreed timescales and quality standards

•Identifying hazards, defects and the need for repair; to ensure compliance with agreed codes, law, working practices and health and safety.

•Adhering to all organisation policies and procedures.

The successful candidate will need an enhanced DBS allowing enabling the apprentice to be able to work in a school environment.

The training you will be getting

The successful apprentice will complete a full ‘Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard’.

(Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides OR City and Guilds Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides.

The training will be delivered by Birmingham Metropolitan College on a day release basis.

Functional skills if required.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

Successful apprentice will be offered a full time position with the company and the opportunity to progress to a Team Leader/Management role.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Number skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade Grade C/4 or above) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade Grade C/4 or above) 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

Friendship Gardening Ltd is a new and exciting Landscaping and Gardening Company with a passion for delivering high quality projects at affordable prices and is known for its friendly approach and very high standards in both the operation of the business and delivery of our services. We are looking to expand and currently looking to recruit new members to join our team.




133 Tame Road


B6 7DG

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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


BMet Apprenticeship Team


0121 362 1122

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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