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Plant Nursery Apprentice Level 2 Jack Moody Landscaping

Salary

Annual wage £13,312 to £23,795 a year (depending on applicants age)

Opportunity type

Apprenticeship

Available hours

Monday - Friday, 7.30am - 4.30pm Total hours per week: 40 hours a week

Closing date

Plant Nursery Apprentice Level 2 Jack Moody Landscaping

As an apprentice, you will gain practical experience and knowledge in various aspects of horticulture, plant care, and nursery operations. This promotes day-to-day tasks necessary for nurturing plants from seeding to saleable size, plant biology, pest management, and customer service. You will gain a solid foundation to further your career.

Apprenticeship level:

Horticulture or Landscape Construction Operative Level 2 (GCSE)

Apprenticeship duration:

24 Months

Possible Start Date:

10th June 2024

Location:

Jack Moody Group, Hollybush Farm, Warstone Road, Wolverhampton WV10 7LX

What will the apprentice be doing?

  • Plant Care and Cultivation - Assist in the care and maintenance of a wide variety of plants, including sowing seeds and transplanting seedlings. Monitor and maintain plant health, including watering, feeding, and pruning. Help manage pests and diseases, ensuring healthy growing conditions.
  • Propagation - Learn and assist with plant propagation techniques, such as seeding, cuttings, and grafting.
  • Maintenance of Nursery Facilities - Assist in the day-to-day operations of the nursery, including soil mixing, potting, and maintaining cleanliness and organization of all nursery areas, tools, and equipment. Participate in the organization and maintenance of polytunnels and outdoor growing areas.
  • Inventory Management - Manage and track plant inventory, including restocking and labeling.
  • Plant Knowledge - You will learn a deep understanding of different plant species, their specific needs, and best practices for their care.
  • Customer Service and Sales - Interact with customers, answering questions, assist and offer advice on plant selection and provide information regarding care requirements. Support the sales team during peak times, ensuring excellent customer service and handling transactions.
  • Safety - Adhere to safety protocols and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment for yourself and your colleagues.

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

This is a Level 2 - Landscape Apprenticeship that includes the following:

  • Mandatory Qualifications
  • Level 3 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (1 Day course-Ofqual registered qualification)
  • LANTRA Level 2 Principles of Safe Handling and Application of Pesticides or C&G Level 2 Award in the Safe Use of Pesticides
  • LANTRA Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Hand-Held Equipment or C&G Level 2 Award in Safe Application of Pesticides Using Pedestrian Hand-Held Equipment
  • An apprentice is expected to attend college at least 1 day a week at the Botanical Garden Study Centre

What is the expected career progression after this apprenticeship?

Completing a plant nursery assistant apprenticeship can provide you with valuable skills and knowledge in horticulture and plant care. After successfully completing the apprenticeship, you will be well-prepared to pursue various job opportunities within our business and beyond.

Roles within our Group include:

  • Nursery Team Leader
  • Landscaper
  • Contracts Assistant
  • Landscape Designer
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Plant Sales Representative
  • Horticulture Buyer

Desired skills and personal qualities:

  • Organisation skills
  • Customer care skills
  • Team working
  • Time management
  • Build positive relationships
  • Attention to detail
  • Physical fitness
  • Basic knowledge of plant care
  • Patience

Qualifications:

  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 3) desirable
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