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 CheckWorking outdoors in all conditions
Skills RequiredCommunication skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Presentation skills, Team working
Qualifications RequiredGCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential
GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3+ (D or above)) Essential