The Guinness Partnership

Garden Services Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

The Guinness Partnership (Employer)

Central Young Men's Christian Association (Training Provider)

Annual wage £13,126.00
35.0 hours per week Monday - Friday - In the range of 8am to 4pm
24 months (duration)
21 December 2020(start date)
Horticulture and Landscape Operative (apprenticeship standard)
4 December 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Assist in the provision of a high-quality Estate Service, interacting with customers to deliver a professional gardening and grounds maintenance service. While working towards the completion of your Horticultural Level 2 qualification. This post is a mix of field and desk-based learning.


Assist in the provision of a high-quality Estate Service, interacting with customers to deliver a professional gardening and grounds maintenance service.

Duties will include:

  • Working under supervision, provide a high-quality grounds and garden service, making sure we comply with agreed standards, specifications and timescales
  • Working under supervision, deliver Estate Services, including gardening, weed-spraying, hard surface sweeping and refuse removal
  • Working under supervision, ensure the use, storage and maintenance of garden tools and equipment in accordance with Health and Safety requirements
  • Represent Guinness on site, working with customers, contractors and colleagues to report fly tipping, graffiti and safeguarding alerts
  • Ensure uniform and Personal Protective Equipment is correctly worn at all times
  • Work to a professional standard with good attendance
  • Complete required Course units in a timely manner as agreed with your external trainer

Future Prospects

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Opportunity to learn and develop within the company. Progression on to higher apprenticeship/training.

Reality Check

This post requires working outdoors in all weathers. In addition to learning the key practical skills in the field the course requires written/online evidence of understanding to be completed and this forms a vital part of the course.

Skills Required


  • Able to carry out physical tasks within Health and Safety guidelines
  • Able to work effectively within a team
  • Able to use all equipment safely and effectively as instructed
  • Able to understand and act upon reasonable instructions from a designated mentor or supervisor
  • Excellent timekeeping
  • Demonstrates the Guinness Behaviours
  • Able to use a computer and word


  • Understand how to use mobile working devices, like smart phones or tablets
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Problem solving ability
  • Able to demonstrate customer service skills

Qualities Required

  • Willing to learn both practical and desk based learning
  • Reliable
  • Confident, professional and trustworthy
  • Enjoy being in the outdoors in all weathers
  • Attention to detail

Qualifications Required

  • GCSE Level math’s & English, 4–9 or equivalent but not essential
  • Driving Licence – essential

Training Provided

  • Level 2 Horticulture or Landscape Operative Standard
  • Functional Skills in maths and English if required
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