Horticulture Nursery Apprentice G SCAPES OF LICHFIELD LTD

This is an exciting opportunity for a candidate with an interest in Horticulture. You will ensure that all stock on site is looked after to the highest standards, thus enabling us to dispatch the best quality stock in excellent condition to satisfy our customers’ expectations.

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Closing date: 31 May 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Overtime is available.

    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; 2 x 15 min breaks and 30 min lunch (unpaid). Shifts to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    10 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    13 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Ensuring the correct level of watering to all stock across the whole nursery site, including weekends and bank holidays
  • Upkeep of irrigation system and growing structures
  • Assisting with incoming free stock for the cash & carry unit, quality checking, standing down, ensuring that stock is in the correct area depending on the stock’s specific and seasonal requirements and is correctly labelled
  • Carrying out cultural requirements, i.e. weeding, feeding, pruning, spraying tying etc. of stock

The training you will be getting

The successful apprentice will complete the Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Construction Apprenticeship Standard including the following qualifications:

  • (Core) Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual registered) minimum 1-day course
  • (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
  • (Horticulture Operative) Lantra Awards Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment OR City and Guilds Level 2 Award In The 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
  • Functional Skills in English and maths for those who require it

How training will be delivered is to be confirmed, but the usual method is by college attendance.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Full-time role available on completion of apprenticeship

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D or above) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D or above) Essential

Things to consider

3 GCSE’s – to include English and maths at Grades D/Level 3 and above. GCSE’s at Grade C/Level 4 and above will be required by those looking to progress within this sector. 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

A family business Established over 48 years ago we are a leading domestic landscape business based in the West Midlands, as part of the company’s ambitious growth and diversification plans, we have expanded our Wholesale Cash & Carry operations at our 4-acre Nursery site. The company has plans to expand further its trading activity into the landscape market. This has created an exciting opportunity for a self-motivated person with a can-do attitude to join our friendly, people focused team.







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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 Recruitment


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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