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Horticulture and Landscaping Apprentice MILLSTONE LANDSCAPES LTD

Planting of shrubs, trees and native whips. Preparing soil using manual and mechanical means. Laying turf and seeding grass or wildflower areas. Maintaining shrubs, trees, whips, turf and seeded areas in line with good horticultural practice.

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Closing date: 07 Jan 2023

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage

    £16,806.00

    Enhanced overtime rate, free parking and uniform provided

  • Working week

    Total Weekly Hours 40, including day release to college. Working days & hours Monday – Friday between 07.30 – 16.30.

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    16 Jan 2023

  • Date posted

    6 days ago

  • Apprenticeship level

    Intermediate
    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number

    VAC1000109606

  • Positions

    1 available

What will the apprentice be doing?

Working in a team of commercial landscapers specialising in projects from concept to completion. Throughout your apprenticeship you will be involved in all aspects of the business covering:

  • Landscaping design and planning (including site surveys and drawings), build and maintenance
  • Arboricultural services
  • Soft landscaping: Soil preparation, turfing, seeding, planting
  • Hard landscaping: Fencing, paving, pathways, decking, water features
  • Environmental and conservation projects

You will attend Sparsholt college on a day release basis, you will learn about horticulture to include:

  • Health & Safety
  • Industry understanding
  • Environment protection
  • Plant identification and nomenclature - Latin and common
  • Vegetation control
  • Plant establishment and maintenance
  • Plant growth
  • Plant health
  • Propagation

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

Level 2 Horticulture & Landscape Operative Standard

  • Pa1 - Safe Handling of Pesticides
  • Pa6 - Safe Application of Pesticides using handheld equipment.
  • Emergency First Aid

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

As your confidence and knowledge grows there will be opportunities to raise through the levels from landscaper to Site Supervisor, Project Manager or Operations Manager.


Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Initiative, Physical fitness, Adaptable, Standards driven, Good work ethic, Customer focussed, Willingness to learn

Qualifications

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

Things to consider

This is a physically demanding role where you will be required to work outside in all weathers. The ideal candidate will have a genuine interest in learning about Horticulture and Landscaping.

About the employer

Millstone Landscapes Limited are expert Commercial Landscapers who take a unique and refreshing approach to meeting and surpassing the challenges facing today’s clients, contractors, developers, architects and professional teams. Founded in 1992, Millstone have gained an outstanding reputation within the industry, witnessed by our clients' testimonials. It is our company’s philosophy to bring excellent customer service, value for money and expert help and advice to each and every landscape project we are involved in, no matter how large or small. Based in both Chichester and Andover, we undertake work across the southern counties of England. We use the very latest environmentally friendly methods, materials and machinery to ensure that we bring landscapes to life.

Employer

MILLSTONE LANDSCAPES LTD

Address

UNIT 4

KINGLEY CENTRE

DOWNS ROAD

PO18 9BQ

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Training

Training provider

SPARSHOLT COLLEGE

Contact

Karen Jackson

karen.jackson@sparsholtservices.ac.uk

01962797452

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape construction operative

Level 2 (GCSE)


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