Netherwood Estate

Horticulture Apprentice - Intermediate (Level 2)

Netherwood Estate (Employer)

Warwickshire College (Training Provider)

Annual wage £8,632.00
40.0 hours per week Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm
18 months (duration)
1 July 2021(start date)
Horticulture and Landscape Operative (apprenticeship standard)
1 February 2021 (application closing date)
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Job Description

Unique opportunity to join a friendly, non-hierarchical team on a modern, family-run Estate on the Herefordshire-Worcestershire border. This offers broad experience encompassing established ornamental gardens and a productive kitchen garden for a Michelin starred restaurant. Apprenticeship training would be at Pershore College.


What will the apprentice be doing?

Tasks would include (but not limited to):

- Plant husbandary

- Propogation

- Garden maintainance, pruning, weeding, leaf-blowing etc

- Grass cutting

- Liasing with wider Estate team and communicating with restaurant guests about the kitchen garden

- Nature conservation

- Plant identification and nomenclature (Latin & common names)

- Machinery maintainance

This is an outdoor role and would suit a hard-working, reliable and enthusiastic individual. 


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

You will receive a Pershore College RHS Level 2 

Chainsaw training 

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

We like to support and mentor our staff so that they can grow their careers within the team. If all goes well, this has the potential to become a permanent role.

Reality Check

Willingness to work outside in all weathers. Prior experience in gardening/ horticulture preferable but enthusiasm more important. Physically fit.

Skills Required

Communication skills, Attention to detail, Customer care skills, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Physical fitness, Punctual, An interest in horticulture, Reliable, Driving Licence

Qualifications Required

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade C/ 4) Desired
GCSE or equivalent Mathmatics (Grade C/ 4) Desired
Other Driving Licence as rural location (Grade Or able to get to work) Essential
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