Types of apprenticeships
The main two apprenticeships we offer are:
- Amenity Horticulture – which includes Landscaping that covers the planning, creation and maintenance of designed landscapes (urban and rural). An apprenticeship such as this could lead to roles such as Gardener, Landscaper, Grounds person or Park Keeper
- Land based engineering – this apprenticeship deals with the maintenance and repair of a range of mechanized equipment used in land based industries such as horticulture
We are looking to extend the range of apprenticeships we offer, details of current apprenticeship vacancies can be found in the vacancy section of the website (link to recruitment page). Please note, in order to apply for an apprentice position, you will need to not currently be in full time education and be a minimum of 16 years old.
How are our apprenticeships structured?
Depending on the level of qualification being attained (the three levels are intermediate, advanced and higher), an apprenticeship can take between 12 to 24 months to complete.
As apprenticeships are work based training schemes, the majority of training you will receive will be ‘on the job’ as part of our experienced teams. The rest of the training will be provided by one our college or training provider partner organisations (depending on your locality).You will be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week and will be paid at the nationally recognised apprentice rate of pay for the duration of your training.
Each apprenticeship is made up of a number of elements which is called the Framework. This means that you will get a range of qualifications as you progress through your training and education. Each Framework has three main strands:
- A competence based element
- A technical element
- A skills element
These three strands will quite often be accompanied by additional qualifications specific to our industry and the job that you are doing.
You will receive lots of support and encouragement to complete your apprenticeship and qualifications and progress within our business.