Horticulture Apprenticeship

Closing Date for Applications: 1 July 2023
Standard / Level: Level 2
Location: 8 Brookdale Court, Ashstead Road, Sale M33 3NY
Working for: Thornwood Garden Services
Starting Salary: To be discussed at interview stage

Thornwood Garden Services specialise in skilled horticulture. We do garden maintenance to a high standard which includes basic jobs such as lawn mowing, hedge trimming, strimming and weeding but we also offer skilled jobs such as rose pruning and soft landscaping. Customers use Thornwood Garden Services because our expert advice and plant knowledge exceeds most of our competitors.

The successful candidate will be required to undertake all of the activities listed below and full training will be provided. They will be closely supervised at first and will gradually be supervised less as they gain knowledge and experience.

  • Lawn mowing
  • Strimming
  • Weeding
  • Hoeing
  • Hedge trimming
  • Planting bulbs, plants, shrubs and trees
  • Shaping bushes
  • Lawn care including applying weed and feed, fixing patches and sowing grass seed
  • Spraying weeds in paved areas
  • Cutting down perennials in autumn and winter
  • Pruning roses and shrubs
  • Mulching with compost/ bark chippings

The aim is for the apprenticeship to lead to a permanent job. Employees that excel may one day have the opportunity to work in a management role supervising other staff.