Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship (Ref: VAC001470558)

Salary: £3.70 p.h Closing Date: 28 Feb 2019Hours: 30 Hours Per Week


Employer Description: Welcome to Ian Howe Landscaping

Landscaping and designing for over 36 years, in the North East of England.

Over the years we have been in business. Ian Howe have generated an excellent reputation, as one of the leading landscaping contractors within the North East.

Our services cover all aspects of landscaping, construction, and grounds maintenance, for both the residential and commercial sectors.

Ian Howe Landscaping, has enjoyed over 35 years sustained growth. During this period, the company has evolved to establish three core departments:

Commercial Division

We can cater for projects of all sizes, from small individual jobs. Through to full landscape design and construction projects, throughout the North East.

Residential Division

Your outside area can be one if its most valuable assets. When it comes to the potential of extending your living space, to the outdoors. When it comes to design. We work with our clients, to help create harmony with your existing surroundings. Using materials, textures and colours to bring the best out of your property.

Grounds Maintenance

Whether you have invested in beautiful presented lawns to attract lots of visitors. Or have an industrial estate, where regular maintenance is a necessary requirement. Ian Howe landscaping can provide the solution to your needs.

Our landscaping designers, have a flair for creating beautiful landscaped area. We will work with you, to help ensure that your aspirations turn in to reality.


Vacancy full description: During this apprenticeship you will work with fantastic teams to learn practical Horticulture techniques. You will carry out Grounds Maintenance on School sites, Country Parks, Country Estates as well as Public open green Spaces. The Horticulture grounds maintenance apprenticeship is the perfect stepping stone into the world of Lazy Lawn, Artificial Turf, hard/soft landscaping and grounds maintenance work. If successful in gaining this apprenticeship Ian Howe will provide you with the practical skills, experience and background knowledge required to progress into a career in this field.Horticulture duties


  • Grass cutting
  • Strimming
  • General grounds maintenance
  • Fencing - removing and erecting new and existing fencing
  • Turfing
  • Using a range of tools
  • Planting Trees and shrubs
  • Cutting hedges
  • Pruning trees
  • Weeding borders
  • Weed killing and spraying
  • Planting plants
  • Keeping grounds tidy
  • General tidying duties


You will be expected to be creative and bring new ideas. You will effectively manage customer expectations. You will share knowledge and new ideas where required. You will carry out the work to the required standards with efficiency and quality expected by your supervisor (with support and training). You will be expected to work within the terms and conditions of your contract of employment and adhere to company policies, procedures, instructions, values and behaviours.


Skills required: Practical nature, already completed a Level 1 diploma would be an advantage, A passion about Horticulture, Understanding of the Horticulture industry, Self-motivated, Excellent Customer Service skills, Works Accurately, be able to work as part of a team. Experience of working in a customer service environment would be advantageous. Good communication skills, team working Keen interest/or knowledge of Horticultural skills

Personal qualities: Passionate about Horticulture, Well spoken, Polite, Pro Active person, Attention to detail, Ability to work under pressure, Good team player, enthusiastic, outgoing, willing to learn, committed to completing the apprenticeship, a good work ethic & hard working, Tenacious and motivated. Good attitude towards learning peers and clients is essential, adaptable 


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