The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty

Garden Apprentice Level 2 - Chastleton House - Intermediate (Level 2)

The National Trust for Places of Historic Interest or Natural Beauty (Employer)

Warwickshire College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £18,525.00
37.5 hours per week working 37.5 hrs per week. you'll do 5 days per week (7.5 hrs per day) you could be asked to work any day Monday - Sunday and shifts will be agreed upfront.
24 months (duration)
5 September 2022(start date)
Horticulture or landscape operative (apprenticeship standard)
29 May 2022 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Grow your career with an Apprenticeship with the National Trust Garden team.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Our gardeners are responsible for the conservation and development of our gardens and plant collections for an increasing number of members and visitors. We also support people’s access to nature and heritage through partner projects within our city centres. Our gardeners are responsible for their care, conservation and regular maintenance to share with our ever expanding audience.

·        Garden Maintenance

·        Using various tools

·        Helping visitors

What training will the apprentice take and what qualification will the apprentice get at the end?

You’ll be working with your Trust Line Manager/ Mentor on tasks specific to your apprenticeship, as part of the wider team, and working outdoors in all weathers. You’ll attend, and prepare for, monthly review meetings with your Provider Mentor and be accountable for your progression concerning the Apprenticeship Standard. You’ll be required to complete and upload relevant evidence to the appropriate e-portfolio system to document your progress and maintain timesheets for Off-the-Job training.

The following qualifications will be required prior to taking the end point assessment: * Emergency first aid: Level 3 award in emergency first aid at work. *Pesticides: Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides Guidance OR Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides.

You will achieve an Level 2 Apprenticeship Qualification

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

This can lead to an assistant gardener or gardener role and potentially move to an L3 Horticulture Supervisor apprenticeship after the additional experience.


Reality Check

Working outdoors in all conditions

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential
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