Apprentice Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative ANDREW M SYDENHAM

Sydenham's Gardens and Landscapes have an exciting opportunity for a Horticulture Apprenticeship. The successful candidate will join the landscape gardeners team to start their career in horticulture by undertaking a range of duties including maintenance of residential and commercial gardens.

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Closing date: 17 Jun 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    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 - Friday 7:45am - 4:00pm 30 hours per week

    Total hours per week: 30

  • Expected duration

    19 Months

  • Possible start date

    28 Jun 2024

  • Date posted

    07 Feb 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Garden maintenance to include tasks such as:

  • Mowing
  • Strimming
  • Weeding
  • Hedge trimming
  • Pruning
  • Garden clearance
  • Would also get involved with other aspects of gardens when experience and knowledge increase.

The training you will be getting

You will be working towards a Horticulture & Landscape Operative Intermediate Apprenticeship Level 2 which includes:

  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work 
  • Level 2 Award in Safe Use of Pesticides
  • Level 2 Award in the Safe Application of Pesticide Using Hand Held Equipment. 
  • Functional skills level 2 in English and maths is also required for applicants with less than a grade 4/C.
  • Training will be provided by Bicton College.
  • You will receive on and off the job training and support from an assessor and your employer.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Future prospects are excellent for the right candidate.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Customer care skills, Presentation skills, Logical, Team working


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3/D) Essential
GCSE or equivalent 3 other (Grade 3/D) Desired

Things to consider

The apprenticeship training will begin at college from September 2024, however we will be looking to the applicant to working with us during April 2024.

About the employer

We are a family run business with over 20 years of experience and a wealth of knowledge. We deliver our services for customers in Exeter, Tiverton and surrounding areas. Whether it is garden maintenance or hard and soft landscaping, we can do it all. With attention to detail and expert knowledge on planting and horticulture, we take great pride in our work no matter how big or small the job is.




2 Fairfield

Sampford Peverell


EX16 7DE

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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



01209 616452

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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