Horticulture Apprenticeship

Are you looking to kick start your career in Horticulture and gain a professional qualification?

South Gloucestershire Council have an apprenticeship opportunity as our new Horticulture/Landscape Apprentice based in Yate.

How you’ll make a difference:

As an apprentice, you’ll make a difference by providing our residents with quality public parks and green spaces that are managed in environmentally sustainable ways.

What will you be doing?

You will start your day at 07:30 where the day’s work will be planned. You’ll learn how to make a visual inspection of the park and clear any litter and empty bins.  You’ll learn how to replant a display bed, work in the greenhouse and cutting the lawns. You’ll also get to visit one of our many high streets to weed and maintain bedding displays.  On other days you will be helping to shape up formal hedges or clearing leaf fall from the parks.

You’ll also get to learn how to cultivate and prepare for seeding and planting, maintaining general amenity turf and decorative amenity areas. You’ll also understand how to use and maintain both powered and non-powered tools and equipment, whilst learning the importance of health and safety and managing your own personal performance.

Throughout your 18 month apprenticeship, we will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support in completing your Level 2 in Horticulture Operative with Wiltshire College.

What we need from you:

  • Ideally you will have an English and Maths qualification at grade D or 3 and above, or equivalent, or be willing to work towards gaining Level 2 in English and Maths.
  • You will need to have good attention to detail and be able to work well as part of a team.
  • Have a keen interest and passion for Horticulture and Landscaping.
  • To succeed in this role you must have a good work ethic and commitment to gaining your qualification as well as your learning on the job and your employment.

Our teams at South Gloucestershire Council are making a real difference to the lives of people who live, work and learn here.  We’re building and shaping communities which people are proud of. We’re planning for the future; building and improving the roads, railways, schools, green spaces, and houses.

For further information, please view the attached job summary.  If you wish to make an application, please complete our online application by the closing date of 30th October 2020. https://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/job/Horticulture_Landscape_Apprentice/106427