Groundcare Apprentice.

Collitt Gardens Baildon

We are looking to employ a full-time apprentice green keeper, who is enthusiastic, hard-working and willing to learn new skills to keep the course in great condition

Apprenticeships > Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship Agriculture & Horticulture

  • GMFJ Reference
    147297
  • Wages
    £4.30 p/h
  • Hours
    37.00 per week
  • Date Posted
    09/09/2021
  • Start Date
    07/02/2022

  • Location
    Baildon
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Employer
    Collitt Gardens

Description of Opportunity

You will be trained in all aspects of commercial and domestic grounds maintenance. We are looking for an apprentice gardener’s assistant to help build business and fulfil customer’s gardening needs. You will train one day a week at Shipley College in Horticulture. Maintenance Duties will include:

  • Grass cutting,
  • strimming,
  • hedge trimming,
  • digging over,
  • weeding,
  • planting,
  • turfing,
  • clearing up,
  • gritting,
  • leaf clearing.


Gardening is a very manual job, so you should be prepared for physical labour. You should be ready to work in any weather; sunshine, rain or even snow. School leavers are welcome to apply. The employer will hold the position open for the right applicant.

For more information about this vacancy please contact Shipley College on 01274 327390 (Ref ID: 147297)

Due to the nature of our very manual work a successful applicant must be strong and physically fit. It is also essential that they would be friendly, have a good level of customer service and demonstrate professionalism.
Maths and English A-D, 3 + or equivalent.Lower grades will be considered after sitting a Shipley College Skills assessment.

Using a range of quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods teach the Apprentice to gain their Level 1 English and maths if they have not already achieved it and the opportunity to study at Level 2. Using a range of quality Teaching, Learning and Assessment methods guide the Apprentice to create an electronic portfolio containing evidence to cover the totality of the combined knowledge and competence to complete Level 2 in Horticulture Landscape Operative Standard and end point assessment

    Able to communicate effectively with colleagues and customers Enthusiastic
A permanent position is likely to be available on successful completion of the apprenticeship
8am till 5pm with one day release for college. Hours TBC. The employer is willing to offer a performance pay rise during the apprenticeship. Please discuss details at interview. Please ensure you have researched the role, the location of the employer and Shipley College and are able to travel to both. The employer reserves the right to close the vacancy early if the right person is found, so early application is encouraged. All applicants will be asked to submit a current CV. We may ask you to send in scans of your Maths and English certificates if not available online

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