Apprentice Landscape Site Operative WEST LINDSEY LANDSCAPES LTD

We are offering the right candidate the opportunity to join an established, dynamic team delivering exceptional soft and hard landscaping schemes. The chance to gain work experience whilst securing a recognised qualification in the horticultural sector. Fully supported so the candidate can achieve their full potential.

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Closing date: 01 Dec 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Pay can be negotiable, for the right candidate.

  • Working week

    The working week is Monday to Friday, 7am to 4pm plus travel time

    Total hours per week: 40.0

  • Expected duration

    24 Months

  • Possible start date

    12 Dec 2024

  • Date posted

    09 May 2022

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 2 (GCSE)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    2 available

What you will do in your working day

The position will be to undertake landscaping duties under supervision on various commercial contracts, to include, but not exculsively:

Topsoil preparation,

Turf laying,

Membrane laying,

Seed sowing,


Mulch/Gravel Spreading,

Safely using power hand tools, such as rotavators, drilling augers, hedge cutters, mowers and strimmers.

To provide assistance with various elements of hard landscaping.

The training you will be getting

A work based programme delivered by Riseholme College with weekly attendance and supported by ourselves, the duration of which is 15 - 24 months.

You will gain a qualification upon completion ::

Intermediate Level Apprenticeship in Horticulture: Landscaping, including Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping), Level 3 Emergency First Aid at Work and Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides

You will be expected to make necessary travel arrangements to attend college.

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

The company is growing at pace, and as such we are looking to build a successful team of qualified landscapers.  We offer a successful and fulfilling career within West Lindsey Landscapes.  As the teams grow, supervisory positions will become available for the right candiates.

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Team working, Physical fitness


GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 4/C) Desired

Things to consider

Willingness to occasionally work under extreme weather conditions, such as wet weather working.

About the employer

West Lindsey Landscapes Ltd is an organically grown business with a primary purpose to satisfy its clients' requirements. Based in Newton on Trent and serving clients nationwide predominantly in the commercial sector, such as residential developments, schools, medical centres and other sectors. We specialise in both hard and soft landscaping schemes. Our services ranging from in-house landscape designs, project management, project implantation and maintenance.





Manor Farm,




Kellie Gavin

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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

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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