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Horticulture Apprentice Best of British Gardens

Best of British Gardens are offering an exciting opportunity to join their passionate and friendly team as a Horticulture Apprentice. You will gain valuable experience and knowledge along with an insight into the industry.

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Closing date: 15 Aug 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    There will be regular reviews in place in regards to the apprentices pay.

    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 to Friday 7:30 to 4:30pm.

    Total hours per week: 40

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    05 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    24 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

The role will include some of the following duties:

  • Preparation of the site
  • Setting up the site, marking out areas etc
  • Working on the site until completion
  • Planting 
  • Using different tools including mixers, small construction equipment.

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

  • You will be working towards a Level 2 Horticulture and Landscape Operative Apprenticeship Standard. This will include Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work and Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and an Apprenticeship Advisor.
  • You will be required to attend Bicton College on a block release basis as part of the apprenticeship training

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

The employer would like to train to keep the right person and this will be reviewed at the end of the apprenticeship.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Problem solving skills, Logical, Creative, Initiative, Punctual, Proactive, Diligent, Curious


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3/D) Essential

About the employer

Based in North Devon, Best of British Gardens aims to create stylish contemporary gardens where clients can enjoy their free time in surroundings that suit their lifestyle and enhance their property. More information on the company and to see the sort of work we do, please check out our website:


Best of British Gardens


70 Yelland Road



EX31 3DU

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Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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