Gardening Apprentice

  • Company: Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd
  • Location: St Neots, Cambridge, PE19 5RE
  • Type: Apprenticeship
  • Salary: Between £15,000.00 and £17,000.00 per year
  • Sector: Horticulture
  • Ref: VAC-13267
  • Application Deadline Date: 16/05/2024
  • Start Date: 12/08/2024
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Working Week: Monday-Friday 8:00am- 4:00pm

Brief Description

Do you have a passion for gardening? Do you want to work, learn and get paid by one of the top gardening companies? Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd (St Neots), working in Cambridge, are looking for a Gardening Apprentice.
You will learn how they create gardens from scratch, maintain, grow and plant them plus much more besides… Apply now!

Qualifications Required

To be considered for this role you will need to have GCSE grades 9-3 (A*- D) in English and maths

If you don't meet the entry requirements for this vacancy but are still interested in an apprenticeship, please contact our dedicated Apprenticeship Recruitment Team who can discuss this with you further - or 07887 787813

Personal Qualities

Good team player
Willing to learn
Passion for the outdoors
Positive attitude

Skills Required

Excellent communication skills

Training to be Provided

- Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Operative - Horticulture Pathway
- Functional Skills in English and maths if required

Future Prospects

Potential promotion to supervisor or responsible for specific gardens on completion of the apprenticeship.

Vacancy Detail

How would you like to be a Gardening Apprentice at Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd in St Neots, Cambridge?

Abbotswood Gardeners & Designers Ltd stands out as one of the premier gardening companies in Cambridge and surrounding villages, offering a dedicated and professional gardening service. With a team of passionate horticulturists, they deliver top-notch care and innovative planting designs to private gardens, and work alongside the countries leading garden designers enhancing the beauty of Cambridge gardens for almost two decades.

Ready to get your hands in the soil?
As an apprentice with them, you will dive into the world of horticulture, learning from experienced gardeners including a former national winner of the Horticultural Apprentice of the year 2023.

Here’s what you’ll be up to:

Garden Care: Tending to the beautiful gardens we nurture in Cambridge and the surrounding villages.

Planting: Growing, nurturing, and coaxing plants to thrive.

Design Insights: Assisting with garden design—because every plant has a place in the overall place in the garden design scheme.

Soft Landscaping: Laying turf, planting hedges, trees, and bulbs —transforming outdoor spaces.

Hands-On Tasks: Weeding, mowing, hedge trimming, pruning—keeping things tidy and healthy.

Plant Propagation: From seeds to cuttings.

And the perks? This employer has these too:

Learning Opportunities: Additional horticultural training courses to fuel your passion.
Celebrations: Staff meals, festive gatherings, garden visits and flower show adventures.
Growing Wages: As your skills bloom, so does your pay.

The work is centred in Cambridge so you need to be able to get to Cambridge, please ensure you have thought about this.

The starting salary is a range from £15,000.00 to £17,000.00

Other Information

You must be able to perform physically demanding tasks and work outdoors in all weather conditions.

Only Candidates who have fully completed the application will be considered. Please be aware that the closing date is subject to change without prior notice.
Candidates must carry out an initial interview with a member of the Tresham College Apprenticeship Recruitment Team.

The work is centred in Cambridge so you need to be able to get to Cambridge, please ensure you have thought about this.

College attendance will be in Shuttleworth and begin in September 2024.

This apprenticeship has expired