Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprentice

Are you looking to kick start your career working in Horticulture?


South Gloucestershire Council have an opportunity for a Horticulture/Landscape Operative Apprentice at our Broad Lane Depot in Yate.


As our apprentice your enthusiasm and willingness to learn will be a welcome addition to our team at South Gloucestershire Council who are making a real difference to the lives of the people who live, work and learn here.


We’ve achieved a great deal, but were ambitious about the future.  Join us and be part of something bigger.


How youll make a difference


Our StreetCare Design and Operations Team play a key role in the delivery of Grounds Maintenance services across South Gloucestershire.


The team undertakes landscape projects in parks, highways, developments and cooperate areas that include hard surfaces, soil cultivation, tool and equipment selection, plant selection, planting and plant development.


As our apprentice you’ll support and contribute by maintaining existing green spaces and other landscapes whilst assisting with routine operations to ensure the effective delivery of services to both the public and partner organisations.


We will allocate you a workplace mentor to give you guidance and support throughout your 19 month apprenticeship and completion of a Level 2 in Horticulture and Landscape Operative.


What we need from you:


  • Ideally hold a minimum qualification in GCSE English and Maths at grade D or 3 and above, or Level 1 Functional Skills in English and Math’s.   If you do not have these you must be willing to undertake  and gain Functional Skills in English and Maths as part of the apprenticeship.
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Attention to detail
  • Willingness to learn
  • An interest in Horticulture and Landscaping


If you have the skills we need and want to put them to good use to make a difference for the people of South Gloucestershire, you are the apprentice for us!  If you are interested please apply online and complete the application; https://jobs.southglos.gov.uk/job/Horticulture_Landscape_Operative_Apprentice/105783 by the 24th November 2019.