Gardening and Horticulture Apprentice
Employment Type:
£148 per week
Closing Date:
30th June, 2018

Duties to include:

  • Strimming and cutting grass
  • Using push and ride on mowers
  • Cutting hedges
  • General garden maintenance
  • Groundworks and landscape duties

Skills Required

  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to understand and carry out instructions
  • Good manners and polite onsite
  • Must be reliable and take responsibility of your own task

Personal Qualities

  • Proactive approach to seeking and sharing knowledge
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Awareness of equality and diversity
  • Flexible, enthusiastic, ‘can-do’ approach to everyday work Open to change and new ideas
  • Willingness and desire to take responsibility and use own initiative
  • Commitment to own personal professional development
  • Good Work Ethic, Passion and right attitude to work


GCSE Maths and English A*- C or Functional Skills or equivalent; Preferred

Manual Handling

*Please note that all applicants will need to successfully complete a work trial before being signed up on to the apprenticeship programme

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