Horticulture Apprentice Kings Oak Landscapes

Kings Oak Landscapes are looking to recruit an Apprentice Landscaper working on residential garden sites in Hampshire and surrounding counties. Duties will include a wide range of tasks involved in soft landscaping such as; Weeding, mulching and fertiliser application. Hedge cutting, specialist pruning of shrubs and trees. Grass cutting.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £14,196.00

  • Working week

    39 Hour Week Monday to Thursday 7.30am to 4.30pm Friday 7.30am to 3.30pm

    Total hours per week: 39

  • Expected duration

    27 Months

  • Possible start date

    09 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000250797

  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Kings Oak Landscapes are looking to recruit an Apprentice Landscaper for their company based near Romsey.

Working on landscape installation projects on residential gardens in and around the surrounding area.

Duties to include:

  • Cultivation
  • planting
  • Turfing
  • Weeding, mulching and fertiliser application
  • Hedge cutting, specialist pruning of shrubs and trees
  • Grass cutting

The ideal candidate would be local to the area, keen to learn, hardworking, reliable and have a genuine interest in horticulture or landscaping.

The training you will be getting

Horticulture or landscape construction operative
Level 2 (GCSE)

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 3 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 two tasks from the 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

  • To become a fully employed member of our landscape team working on residential garden projects.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Reliable, Hard working, keen to learn, an interest in Horticulture

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

You will be expected to attend our yard daily and work outdoors in inclement weather.

About the employer

Landscape design and build company, established for over 25 years, carrying out landscape installation works on residential gardens.

Employer

Kings Oak Landscapes

Address

THE DELL

NORTH COMMON

SHERFIELD ENGLISH

SO51 6JT

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

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

Contact

Karen Jackson

karen.jackson@sparsholtservices.ac.uk

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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