Horticultural Apprentice


National Minimum Wage


Myddleton House (EN2 9HG)

Type of position:

Two years , Fixed Term

If you have a passion for gardening and want to take the next steps in your career, this is the perfect role for you. 

If you are looking for an alternative to college or university, wanting to learn new skills, build a career and be a part of an exhilarating team experience then look no further. We are seeking people with lots of initiative and a passion for gardening, who are looking to gain a variety of transferable skills while building a career within an exciting leisure environment.  During your apprenticeship you’ll be rewarded for your effort with a competitive hourly rate and perks including: 

  •  Discounts on food & beverages 

  • Generous pension scheme 

  • Money off leisure experiences 

  • Season ticket loan 

  • 28 days paid holiday (including Bank Holidays) 


Main duties will include: 

  • To work as part of the gardens team undertaking the full range of duties in the Gardens

  • To carry out general maintenance of the Gardens, for example grass cutting, hedge trimming, leaf clearing, and weeding

  • To carry out the above tasks using hand and powered tools (e.g. pesticide applicators, mowers, strimmers, etc.) as appropriate and to be responsible for basic equipment care and maintenance

  • To carry out general glasshouse duties including maintenance, watering and propagation

  • To assist in the running of activities, events, guided tours/talks and open days in the gardens, which may include evening and weekend work.

  • To assist visitors to the gardens by answering questions, and by contributing to the provision of gardens material and the upkeep of gardens records

Successful applicants will be required to obtain a Disclosure Certificate form the Disclosure Barring Service, for which assistance will be given.  

 This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to gain valuable experience within a professional organisation. If you are seeking a career in Horticulture and are prepared to learn and willing to study NVQ Level 2, we would like to hear from you. Please apply online using the link below and return it to:o: jobs@leevalleypark.org.uk 

Closing date:   30 July 2021

  • We are an equal opportunities employer

  • We reserve the right to amend the closing date of this advert.

  • No agencies please