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Gardening Apprentice Nicky Smith

Premier gardens are looking to welcome a ne member to their small team to provide professional services to residential and commercial clients.

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Closing date: 31 Jul 2022

Apprenticeship summary

  • Weekly 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, between 8.00am-5.00pm, days as agreed.

    Total hours per week: 40.00

  • Expected duration

    24 months

  • Possible start date

    15 Sep 2022

  • Date posted

    25 Jan 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

Working alongside experienced horticultural gardener to learn all aspects of the trade including:

  • Discussing the plan for the day and week ahead
  • Looking at resources (Equipment) and materials required
  • Looking at seasonal status and tasks
  • Listening carefully and implementing instructions provided by mentor
  • Adhering to health and safety rules and regulations with Risk Assessments if required
  • Garden maintenance, including weeding, planting, grass and hedge cutting, hard landscaping, etc.
  • Removal of debris, cuttings and leaves, etc.
  • Working a apart of a team within specified locations

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

  • Good team working skills
  • Very good time-keeping
  • Able to listen to and follow direction
  • Use PPE when needed

Personal qualities

  • Physically fit and able to undertake physically demanding tasks
  • Polite and friendly
  • Understand the need to work in all weathers
  • A genuine interest in horticulture

Desired qualifications

  • GCSE grade 9-2 (A* - E) in English and maths or equivalent
  • You will be required to attend one of our campuses if you do not have grades 9-4 in English and maths, to improve your current grade (if 2/3 or D/E)
  • GCSE grade 3-9 (A – D) in English and maths or equivalent required to progress onto this apprenticeship. Evidence will be required prior to enrolment

Future prospects

  • Full time employment

Things to consider

  • This opportunity is open to all ages 16 years and over
  • To be considered for an apprenticeship, you must state your maths and english qualifications
  • You will be required to complete an initial assessment and diagnostic in maths and English
  • You will be required to work outdoors in all weathers, hot and cold, carrying out physical tasks using the relevant tools and equipment

About the employer

Premier Gardens by Nicky have been operating for several years and have a solid client base in the North East of England.  Travelling to the required locations to carry out services, our customers value the quality of our work and refer our services to friends, family and colleagues, to carry out all aspects of garden maintenance.


Nicky Smith


Dalton House Cottage Premier Garden


NE18 0AA

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Training provider


Applications for this apprenticeship are being processed by Northumberland College

  • Horticulture / Landscape Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship Standard

Apprenticeship standard

Horticulture or landscape operative

Level 2 (GCSE)

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