Horticulture Apprentice

Type: Apprentice

Horticulture Apprentice: Cornwall/Devon/SomersetFixed Term for the duration of the Apprenticeship, leading to a Full Time role

Are you seeking the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst earning? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you keen to learn? Are you enthusiastic and motivated?

If you identify with the above, this Apprenticeship role was made for you! This is an outstanding opportunity with a market leader providing arboriculture services to the private and public sector. We now seek to recruit a number of staff including Apprentices to support this and other growing contracts nationwide.

Horticulture and Landscape Operatives can be employed to work in public parks and gardens, green spaces, historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in production nurseries and retail outlets. This apprenticeship will mainly focus on horticulture and the soft landscaping activities such as grounds maintenance and plant growth. Work is generally based outside and undertaken throughout the year, so it is required for the successful apprentices to work outside in all weather conditions. Often with people new to the industry, will start with a `hands on’ role completing and learning how to effectively complete these tasks, the specialist skills and knowledge will be learnt throughout your apprenticeship.

And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million.

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit (url removed). We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

Who are you?

  • Committed to gaining qualifications and starting your career in Horticulture.

  • A proactive person with a passion to learn all aspects of horticulture.

  • No previous qualifications required.

  • Be flexible in terms of working hours

  • Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English OR a vocational Qualification level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both Maths and English

The Opportunity

You will complete an Apprenticeship in Horticulture – Level 2 Horticulture. The duration of the Apprenticeship is 24 months and you will spend 20% of your time training and the rest of the time will involve

  • Working outside in all weather conditions

  • Gain an understanding of the industry

  • Great opportunity to springboard into the industry and have a long lasting career

  • Continued training and development programmes throughout the year

On successfully completing your Apprenticeship we would expect to be able to offer you continued employment and development opportunities.

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary

  • Generous annual leave

  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person

  • Employee health cash plan

  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Pension Scheme

  • Company sick pay

  • Career progression

  • Training and development

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We are proud to be Equal Opportunity employers and are committed to inclusion and diversity

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.

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