Horticulture Apprentice

  • Almond Gardening Services
  • Leeds
  • £12844 per annum

A fantastic opportunity has come up to join a growing gardening business. You will be working directly with experienced gardeners and business professionals. Your role will be hands on, helping to build and maintain gardens across north west Leeds and Otley.

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  • GMFJ Reference
  • Wages
    £12,844 p/a
  • Hours
    38.00 per week
  • Date Posted
  • Start Date
  • Approx. Duration
    21 months

  • Location
  • Status
    Now Taking Applications
  • Sector
    Agriculture & Horticulture
  • Opportunity Type
    Intermediate Level 2
  • Apprenticeship Standard
    Horticulture or landscape construction operative (ST0225)
  • Employer
    Almond Gardening Services


Typical duties:

  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming
  • Hedge trimming
  • Digging over
  • Weeding
  • Planting
  • Turfing
  • Clearing up
  • Leaf clearance
  • Using tools and machinery, e.g. mowers.

You will be required to work and act in a safe and sensible manner always taking responsibility for your own safety and of those around you.

You should be prepared to undertake manual work every day in all weather conditions.

Must be able to get to either Otley or could be picked up from Kirkstall or Elland road area

For more information about this vacancy please contact Shipley College on 01274 327390 (Ref ID: 247910)

  • Communication skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organisation skills
  • Team working
  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) desirable

  • Horticulture or Landscape Operative qualification
  • Maths and English Functional skills if required
  • Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • First Aid at Work qualification
  • Training by day release at Shipley College

  • Creative
  • Initiative
  • Physical fitness

The employer is looking to offer the apprentice a full time position on a successful completion of the apprenticeship with opportunities to continue developing their horticulture skills.

Please ensure you have researched the role, employer, Shipley College and are able to travel to both. All applicants will be asked to supply a current horticulture targeted CV and attend an apprenticeship guidance session at Shipley college. Applicants may be asked to sit a skills assessment to support their application.

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Opportunities with Shipley College

Shipley College is a small, friendly college with a reputation for providing outstanding support for students. Situated in the UNESCO World Heritage site of Saltaire, it is a great place to study.

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