Landscaping Apprentice

THE PRO LANDSCAPERS LTD

LEIGH, WN7 1JT

Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

Posted on 25 June 2024


Summary

We are looking to recruit a Landscaping Apprentice. As an apprentice landscape gardener you will support the design, creation, and maintenance of outdoor spaces. You will work under the guidance of experienced landscape gardeners, learning essential horticultural techniques, landscape design principles, and proper use of tools and equipment.

Annual wage
£13,312 to £23,795.20 a year

Minimum wage rates (opens in new tab)

The pay may be negotiated and may rise after a probation period has been successfully completed.

Training course
Horticulture or landscape construction operative (level 2)
Hours
Monday to Friday (40 hours) 7:30 - 4:00 2 x 15mins breaks morning and afternoon, 30 minutes for lunch.

40 hours a week

Possible start date

Thursday 1 August

Duration

2 Years

Positions available

1

Work

As an apprentice, you’ll work at a company and get hands-on experience. You’ll gain new skills and work alongside experienced staff.

What you’ll do at work

Training will be provided in the workplace through Myerscough College where you will work towards a Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Operative Apprenticeship.

Core Qualifications

The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessments:

  • Emergency First Aid
  • Level 2 Principals of the Safe Handling and application or Pesticides Guidance

OR

  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

Where you’ll work

20 BEVERLEY AVENUE

LEIGH

WN7 1JT

Training

An apprenticeship includes regular training with a college or other training organisation. At least 20% of your working hours will be spent training or studying.

College or training organisation

MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

Your training course

Horticulture or landscape construction operative (level 2)

Equal to GCSE

Course contents
  • (Core) Apply health and safety processes and procedures including risk assessments and or construction design management (CDM), manual handling, legislative requirements and organisational policies. Follow safe systems of work and safety information in line with employer requirements or site context (for example clearing their route before transporting materials).
  • (Core) Apply environmental mitigation measures including storage and disposal of waste, for example sorting materials for recycling or composting, acting in compliance with legal requirements, organisational policies and pollution controls.
  • (Core) Select, undertake a pre start check, set up, clean, store and safely operate tools, equipment and machinery (including pedestrian controlled and handheld) in line with current legislation and business policies.
  • (Core) Communicate with technical (for example supervisors or managers) and non-technical audiences (for example clients or the public) using language appropriate to the audience.
  • (Core) Identify plants commonly grown in the UK by scientific names including genus species and or cultivar.
  • (Core) Maintain the correct phytosanitary and bio-security procedures for the site, in accordance with legal requirements.
  • (Core) Identify and report symptoms and or signs of commonly found UK plant pests, pathogens and disorders.
  • (Core) Maintain plant health for example providing for basic needs such as water, nutrition (either organic or inorganic), light.
  • (Core) Cultivate, improve and preserve soils by mechanical methods and or by hand including amelioration and mulching (these might be imported or natural).
  • (Core) Clear unwanted vegetation, selecting techniques to be used (for example weeding).
  • (Core) Remove unwanted or damaged growth from plants using a pruning cut.
  • (Core) Plant shrubs and a tree using a simple tree pit.
  • (Core) Install turf for situation.
  • (Core) Mow turf using pedestrian controlled powered driven mower.
  • (Core) Maintain or protect hard surfaces, features or structures for example painting, re-gravelling, removing weeds from paving, drain clearance, cleaning.
  • (Core) Use digital tools and techniques for research, collaboration, continuous professional development and resolution of problems.
  • (Landscape construction) Measure and set out an uncomplicated site in preparation for landscape construction activities.
  • (Landscape construction) Use free hand cutting and or bench cutting of hard landscape materials using abrasive wheels.
  • (Landscape construction) Repair constructed landscape features (simple and noncomplex) for example re-grouting, re-sanding, damaged fencing.
  • (Landscape construction) Construct paved feature for example path, patio or shed base. Including setting levels, sub bases, laying bases, finishing.
  • (Landscape construction) Construct vertical landscape features including fences, ornamental vertical features, and walls.
  • (Landscape construction) Install drainage in landscaping.
  • (Landscape construction) Construct horizontal landscape features (excluding paving).
  • (Horticulture) Propagate plants by cuttings and seed sowing (this might be indoors or outdoors). Including selection of suitable growing media and or soil.
  • (Horticulture) Provide aftercare to recently installed turf and maintain established turf or species rich meadows including irrigation, maintenance, monitoring health and protection from use.
  • (Horticulture) Identify if plants are suitable to site, purpose and aesthetics.
  • (Horticulture) Maintain soft landscapes for example - staking or support, division, seasonal clearance, and re-planting.
  • (Horticulture) Monitor and control plant pests, pathogens, and disorders using basic control methods (including application of chemicals or organic equivalents).
  • (Horticulture) Plant herbaceous and seasonal planting (for example bedding, herbs or bulbs).
  • (Horticulture) Prune plants to achieve healthy growth and form (including natural habit and formal or trained form).
  • (Core) Apply health and safety processes and procedures including risk assessments and or construction design management (CDM), manual handling, legislative requirements and organisational policies. Follow safe systems of work and safety information in line with employer requirements or site context (for example clearing their route before transporting materials).
  • (Core) Apply environmental mitigation measures including storage and disposal of waste, for example sorting materials for recycling or composting, acting in compliance with legal requirements, organisational policies and pollution controls.
  • (Core) Select, undertake a pre start check, set up, clean, store and safely operate tools, equipment and machinery (including pedestrian controlled and handheld) in line with current legislation and business policies.
  • (Core) Communicate with technical (for example supervisors or managers) and non-technical audiences (for example clients or the public) using language appropriate to the audience.
  • (Core) Identify plants commonly grown in the UK by scientific names including genus species and or cultivar.
  • (Core) Maintain the correct phytosanitary and bio-security procedures for the site, in accordance with legal requirements.
  • (Core) Identify and report symptoms and or signs of commonly found UK plant pests, pathogens and disorders.
  • (Core) Maintain plant health for example providing for basic needs such as water, nutrition (either organic or inorganic), light.
  • (Core) Cultivate, improve and preserve soils by mechanical methods and or by hand including amelioration and mulching (these might be imported or natural).
  • (Core) Clear unwanted vegetation, selecting techniques to be used (for example weeding).
  • (Core) Remove unwanted or damaged growth from plants using a pruning cut.
  • (Core) Plant shrubs and a tree using a simple tree pit.
  • (Core) Install turf for situation.
  • (Core) Mow turf using pedestrian controlled powered driven mower.
  • (Core) Maintain or protect hard surfaces, features or structures for example painting, re-gravelling, removing weeds from paving, drain clearance, cleaning.
  • (Core) Use digital tools and techniques for research, collaboration, continuous professional development and resolution of problems.
  • Your training plan

    This training plan has not been finalised. Check with this employer if you’ll need to travel to a college or training location for this apprenticeship.

    Requirements

    Essential qualifications

    GCSE or equivalent in:

    • 2 other subjects (grade 2-9/E-A*)
    • English (grade 2-9/E-A*)
    • Maths (grade 2-9/E-A*)

    Let the company know about other relevant qualifications and industry experience you have. They can adjust the apprenticeship to reflect what you already know.

    Skills

    • Basic Horticultural Knowledge
    • Physical Stamina and Fitness
    • Attention to Detail
    • Willingness to Learn
    • Teamwork
    • Time Management
    • Creativity
    • Communication Skills
    • Basic Tool Knowledge
    • Environmental Awareness

    Other requirements

    You must be able to travel to and from the yard based in Leigh or a pick up point. You will be expected to work outdoors in all weather conditions. To ensure your application has the best chance of being considered for the vacancy you must provide information on all qualifications undertaken stating highest grades achieved in every subject, paying particular attention to maths and English. Along with this you need to state any previous work experience.

    About this company

    At The Pro Landscapers, we specialise in professional design and build landscape gardening, transforming outdoor spaces into breathtaking, functional environments. Our expert team combines creative design with skilled craftsmanship to deliver customised solutions that reflect the clients style and needs. From initial consultation and conceptual design to construction and final planting, we handle every step with meticulous attention to detail and a commitment to quality. Whether it's a residential garden makeover or a large-scale commercial project, our goal is to exceed our clients expectations

    http://www.theprolandscapers.co.uk/ (opens in new tab)

    After this apprenticeship

    Apprentice Landscape Gardener: Begin by learning the basics of horticulture, landscaping techniques, and tool use under the guidance of experienced professionals.

    Qualified Landscape Gardener: After completing the apprenticeship, advance to a fully qualified landscape gardener, taking on more responsibilities and working independently on projects.

    Senior Landscape Gardener: With experience, progress to a senior role, overseeing larger projects, mentoring apprentices, and making more significant design and management decisions.

    Team Leader or Supervisor: Move into a supervisory role, managing a team of gardeners, coordinating projects, and ensuring quality and efficiency in landscaping tasks.

    Project Manager: Oversee entire landscaping projects from conception to completion, managing budgets, timelines, and client relationships.

    Ask a question

    The contact for this apprenticeship is:

    MYERSCOUGH COLLEGE

    Employer Services

    employerenquiries@myerscough.ac.uk

    01995642255

    The reference code for this apprenticeship is VAC1000260278.

    Apply now

    Closes in 5 days (Sunday 28 July at 11:59pm)

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