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Horticulture Apprentice

Style Roses
Establish, cultivate, manage, retail garden rose bushes. Mainly on the growing and production of healthy roses and working mainly outdoors. Also involved with the packing and dispatch of roses with office and administration involvement when needed.

Style Roses - Employer

Style Roses are a well known & established modern family rose nursery based at Holbeach in South Lincolnshire and close to Spalding, producing around 35,000 Garden roses and Standard roses each year for retail sales at the nursery, garden shows and internet sales. Production of roses is outdoor in fields and on the nursery container bed where roses are produced over a 2 year period for bare-root and container sales



18 months

This position is now closed and no additional applications are being taken. If you have any questions please contact the provider who is managing the position.

Job Summary

GBP 242.45
Agriculture & Horticulture
Style Roses

Detailed Job Description

Your key responsibilities will be to:

Field Planting of rose rootstocks, propagation (budding) of roses including selection & cleaning of propagation material, Field lifting of roses, Weeding, Watering, Spraying (Following training), Pruning and Potting of Roses. Packing and dispatch of roses ·

  • Working in a happy atmosphere, sometimes individually ·
  • Modern Canteen/Office Facilities ·
  • Tractor Driving Duties at certain times of the year ·
  • You will be expected to use your own initiative at times ·
  • Meet, greet and advise Nursery visitors (following training) ·
  • working effectively as a team member and safely carry out tasks using various tools, treatment products and machinery ·
  • working safely under health and safety legislation

Requirements and Prospects

Qualifications required

Good English, Maths, Science/Biology qualifications a distinct advantage to gaining the position available – ideally grade C or above at GCSE level or equivalent

Skills required

A good attitude and be able to work effectively & safely

be physically fit and able

be reliable, flexible and able to work outside in hot, cold & wet conditions sometimes

have a good understanding and love of gardening

good attention to detail

be a team player in a practical working environment to be able to work safely

Personal Qualities

To have good spoken English and understanding

Reading (English) and basic Maths skills required

Future prospects

We are looking to for someone to grow and develop within the business and eventually become a skilled/professional rose budder, field and Nursery worker. There would be a full-time permanent position within the business for the right candidate with a future potential management role

Additional Information

Training provided

  • Level 2 Diploma in work-based Horticulture Level 1
  • Maths Functional Skills Level 1
  • English Functional Skills
  • Employment Rights and Responsibilities
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

If you are successful in securing an interview for this position, you will be required to attend a pre-interview and assessment at Peterborough Regional College.

Peterborough Regional College - Learning Provider

For more information about this vacancy please contact Peterborough Regional College on 01733 762121 or email: (Ref ID:68622)
Peterborough Regional College

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