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Landscape 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

Landscape Apprentice Level 2 Jack Moody Landscaping

We are seeking an Apprentice to become a proficient landscaper capable of transforming outdoor spaces into striking & functional areas. The program is designed to provide experience and training in various landscaping techniques, including soft and hard landscaping. You will work with experienced staff & contribute to create exceptional landscapes.

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?

  • Assist in the planting of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other greenery.
  • Learn correct soil preparation, irrigation, and mulching techniques.
  • Participate in the maintenance and care of lawns and grassy areas, including mowing, edging, and fertilizing.
  • Assist in the installation of various hardscape features such as patios, pathways, play areas, and retaining walls.
  • Gain proficiency in using tools and equipment for concrete mixing, bricklaying, and paving.
  • Learn to work with different materials, including stone, concrete, and wood.
  • Support in clearing and preparing construction sites.
  • Assist with excavation, digging, and leveling as required for landscaping projects.
  • Follow all safety procedures and guidelines to ensure a safe working environment.
  • Adhere to local regulations and industry standards regarding landscaping practices.
  • Learn to operate and maintain landscaping tools and machinery, such as lawnmowers, tractors, rotovators, and power tools.
  • Communicate professionally with clients and project stakeholders under the guidance of the senior landscapers.
  • Address client concerns and inquiries as needed.
  • Work effectively as part of a landscaping team, supporting team members in various tasks.
  • Assist with project planning and coordination as you gain experience.
  • To undergo training, on a day release basis under the supervision of Birmingham Metropolitan College.

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?

On completion of the apprenticeship, full-time positions will be available.

Your specific career path will depend on your interests, skills, and the type of work you prefer. Here are some potential roles you could undertake within our business.

  • Landscape Construction Operative
  • Landscape Technician
  • Team Leader
  • Contracts Manager
  • Hardscape Specialist
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Maintenance Manager

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

Qualifications:

  • GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 3 or above, D-A*) desirable
  • GCSE or equivalent maths (Grade 3 or above, D-A*) desirable
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To register your interest, please click 'Apply Now' to email us and attach your CV.