Horticulture Apprentice Chain Reaction

A great opportunity to start a career in horticulture with a well-established grounds maintenance business. The role will involve maintaining lawns, hedges and hard landscaping projects.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 25 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


  • Working week

    9.00am - 6.00pm, Monday to Friday, day release on Thursday. Please discuss working hours at interview.

    Total hours per week: 38.00

  • Expected duration

    21 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Jul 2024

  • Date posted

    03 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

The apprentice will be required to carry out grounds maintenance work at local schools, doctors surgeries, private business and residential properties. This is a physically demanding role, including tasks such as:

  • Mowing
  • Hedging (sometimes at height)
  • Both hard and soft landscaping, fencing, joinery walling
  • Site clearance and occasional property maintenance
  • In Winter we are involved with gritting and snow clearing

This company has been operating for 28 years and as a member of the team we would expect you to work to a high standard and maintain a good level of customer service.

You must be comfortable working outside in all weathers. All machinery is provided.

Due to the nature of the role and location you will be required to undertake a full DBS check.

Starting wage apprenticeship minimum with an opportunity to earn a performance pay rise during the apprenticeship.

The training you will be getting

Horticulture or Landscape Operative Standard. Maths and English Functional skills if required Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides First Aid at Work qualification Training by day release at Shipley College.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The employer is looking to offer the apprentice a full-time position on a successful completion of the apprenticeship with opportunities to continue developing their horticulture skills.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

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


GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) Desired
GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) Desired

Things to consider

Please ensure you have researched the role, employer, Shipley College and are able to travel to both. All applicants will be asked to supply a current horticulture targeted CV and attend an apprenticeship guidance session at Shipley college. Applicants may be asked to sit a skills assessment to support their application.

About the employer

Welcome to Chain Reaction Yorkshire Ltd, the landscaping professionals. Our long established family business specialises in transforming dull and unused spaces into beautiful and exciting landscapes that you can be proud of.


Chain Reaction


2 Station Road, Queensbury


West Yorkshire

BD13 1AE

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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

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

Employer's Application Instructions

To apply, you must register with GetMyFirstJob and then follow the instructions to complete your application.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 25 Jun 2024