Apprentice Gardener

Posted on | Expires on May 16, 2019

Employer Name

The Bedford Estates

Contract Type



Non Construction




£6.15 per hour (paid monthly)




Horticulture Level 2


Monday to Thursday 8.00am to 4.30pm and Fridays 8.00 am till 3.30pm


The Bedford Estates is offering an opportunity for a new starter in the horticulture industry to join thier London team based in Bloomsbury as an Apprentice Gardener. The role will be a fixed term of 18 months and will comprise of four days working on the London Estate and one day of study at a local accredited horticultural college: Capel Manor. At college, candidates will take part in the Horticulture Operative programme that includes various certificates including Emergency First Aid and PA1 Safe Use of Pesticides, plant identification and practical assessment. The Apprentice Gardener will have the opportunity to take part in work exchanges to other parts of the business to experience varied aspects of horticulture: These could include working at the Humphrey Repton landscape of Woburn Abbey, Woburn Safari Park or the Woburn Golf Club amenity areas. While on these exchanges, the Apprentice Gardener will be able to stay in self-contained private accommodation. Many aspects of horticulture will be covered in daily working life on the London Estate with a particular emphasis on caring for historic garden squares and the enhancement of the local area through considered garden improvement and sympathetic maintenance of areas such as herbaceous borders, lawns and mature trees. The Apprentice Gardener will be under the direction and instruction of the Head Gardener and will be periodically assessed by an outside invigilator appointed by Capel Manor College to ensure that on the job learning is supported by theoretical study.

Eligibility Criteria

To apply for this role you must: Be an 16+ years old Camden resident/Camden care leaver/former Camden primary or secondary school student - Have been resident in the UK / EU for the last 3 years - Have relevant ID proving right to work in the UK - Not have a Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture - If you are shortlisted for the pre-screen interview you will need to complete a literacy and numeracy assessment to ensure you meet the minimum requirements to be eligible for the apprenticeship. The only exceptions to this are if you have already passed these with us or have/will produce certificates to show you have already met these minimum requirements. Camden Apprenticeships values the diversity of our community and encourages employers to have a workforce that reflects this. We therefore encourage applications from all sections of the community

Other Information

The Bedford Estates based in Bloomsbury is famous for its formal garden squares, which are overlooked by the many period properties that line its leafy streets. There are a total of 10 squares in the Bloomsbury area. From the large, public Russell Square, a short stroll from Holborn and Russell Square Underground stations, to private spaces such as Ridgmount Gardens and Bedford Square, in Bloomsbury you are never far from a glorious Georgian garden.

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