Horticultural Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship - Manchester at The Royal Horticultural Society

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Horticultural Operative Level 2 Apprenticeship - Manchester

You will work alongside our knowledgeable, skilled and experienced staff in an RHS Garden, alongside studying at college to develop, enhance and deepen your understanding of horticulture. Throughout the apprenticeship, you will establish, cultivate and maintain formal and informal garden areas, and learn how to be environmentally aware, and use tools, techniques and machinery that will equip you for life in the horticultural industry.

Training to be provided

This role provides the work based training in an RHS garden for the L2 Horticultural Operative standard, apprentices move around the garden teams to experience different plants and aspects of horticulture. College training will take place in a week long residential block at a land based college (appreoximately 5 x per year).

Desired skills

Communication skills,IT skills,Attention to detail,Organisation skills,Customer care skills,Problem solving skills,Team working,Initiative,Physical fitness,Interest in plants,Health & safety awareness

Desired qualifications

GCSE or equivalent English (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Desired,GCSE or equivalent IT (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Desired,GCSE or equivalent Maths (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Desired,GCSE or equivalent Science (Grade 9-4 or A*-C) Desired

Future prospects

This is a fixed two year contract. Some previous apprentices have gone on to full time gardener roles at large public and private gardens. Whilst others have continued their horticultural education or decided to specialise in a specific area of horticulture or work with a group of plants they have become really interested in. 

Things to consider

Applicants must be willing to work outdoors in all weathers. College is delivered in residential blocks, so apprentices must be able to live away from home for one week at a time.

About The Royal Horticultural Society

As as charity, we want to inspire a passion for gardening and growing plants, promote the value of gardens, demonstrate how gardening is good for us and explain the vital role that plants play.

The RHS is committed to be an inclusive employer and welcomes applications from ethnically diverse backgrounds.

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