Landscape Gardner - Landscape Apprentice HARDWOOD LANDSCAPES LIMITED

This is an exciting opportunity for any young & aspiring Landscapers, we are established enough to have access to some fantastic designers & build opportunities but small enough to have intimate teams that really focus on progression. You must have pride in your work & eager to be part of an ambitious team with a real want to learn & develop.

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Closing date: 14 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Yearly salary: Minimum wage during apprenticeship This can be negotiated at 6 monthly intervals and your pay will increase to reflect performance and effort/input.

    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

    Number of Hours: 40 hours Lunch break length: 1 hour Start Time: 7.30am Finish Time: 4.30pm Days to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Aug 2024

  • Date posted

    04 Jun 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

  • Instruction led work
  • General Labouring to develp skills
  • Opportunties for skilled work across multiple disciplines

The training you will be getting

  • Horticulture or landscape construction operativeLevel 2 (GCSE)
    Typical duration: 24 months
  • Dedicated Performance Coach
  • Days at Merrist wood
  • Functional Skills in Maths and English

For the horticulture or landscape construction operative, the qualification required is:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (Ofqual registered) minimum 1-day course
  • City and Guilds NPTC Level 2 Certificate of Competence in the Safe Use of Abrasive Wheel Machines or Lantra Abrasive Wheel Machines Course

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

We already have some great case studies of aspiring employees who have joined us and now are in skilledand even team leader positions, we would love you to be the next.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Eager to learn


GCSE or equivalent Maths and English (Grade 3-4 (D-C)) Essential

Things to consider

Your own transport is Key for the role. Hardwood landscapes has an exciting opportunity to take on an aspiring horticulturist/gardener to add to our maintenance team. We are passionate about growing the industry in all aspects of horticulture and feel the gardens we manage and maintain, are the perfect place to pass on our knowledge and experience in a workplace environment. Working in all areas of the garden we cover everything from managing herbaceous borders to topiary, grass cutting, hedge cutting, specialised pruning and planting. In this role you would be working as part of a team, learning how to maintain the gardens to a high standard under qualified and experienced horticulturists and team leaders. A basic level of experience is required but this position ideally is for someone looking to really grow within the company and expand their capabilities. Courses and classes can be available to the right candidate after a period to gain qualifications in respected fields.

About the employer

We are a high end, designer-led landscape construction and maintenance company that has been running for 7 years. We are young, dynamic and exciting with pride in developing talent from within.




6 Evergreen Vale




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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


Jenny Hyam

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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