Gardening Apprentice

Type: Apprentice
Region: Scotland

  • Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • English and maths: Apprentices without level 2 English and maths must achieve level 1 and take the test for level 2 before taking the end-point assessment.
  • Training at Plumpton College will be one day per week during term time
  • You will achieve an intermediate apprenticeship upon successful completion of your end point assessment
  • Concepts of good environmental and sustainable good practices, including an understanding
  • Environmental controls and compliance with regulations including pollution control, waste reduction, management and recycling.
  • Impact of environmental conditions on plant growth and health
  • Soil science including soil formation, characteristics, texture and components, biological processes and their impact on plant growth.
  • Situations where special care should be taken including where heritage or environmental designations may be present.
  • Methods for identifying plants and plant biology
  • Main introduction routes for plant pests and diseases
  • Biosecurity and phytosanitary measures
  • Techniques for clearing sites and controlling weeds including identification and reasons for removal, techniques for control (including chemical) and situations for use
  • Cultivate, improve and preserve soils by mechanical methods and or by hand including amelioration and mulching
  • Types of turf, installation of turf and mowing of turf

    Communication skills

  • Attention to detail
  • Customer care skills
  • Team working
  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Physical fitness
  • Willingness to learn
  • Proactive
  • Punctuality

    We pride ourselves on providing a comprehensive, effective local gardening services across East/West Sussex, Kent and Surrey. From lawn care, to flower beds to development of garden spaces, we provide a varied service to our local area.

  • From a one off blitz or a more gradual transformation, we match your needs in line with your budget. Our customers value our consultative approach where we deliver to their instructions.

    What will the apprentice be doing?

    No two days are the same! You might be:

  • planting
  • pruning orchards
  • mowing stripes onto a stunning lawn
  • hedge cutting
  • and so much more!
  • What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

    Level 2 Horticulture/ Landscape operative apprenticeship, including:

  • Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work.

    Pulled from the full job description

  • Company pension
  • Flexitime
  • Free parking
  • On-site parking
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