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Horticulture

Got green thumbs? A horticulture apprenticeship could pave the way to a future career in the gardening industry!

Gardening is so much more than pottering around at the back of your house - specialist horticulture professionals work in public parks and gardens, green spaces, historical gardens, for private clients tending to their gardens and so much more!

As a horticulture apprentice, you could find yourself tending to the gardens and surrounding estate of all kinds of places - ultimately, where you work will determine how your day-to-day work looks and you could find yourself working on several gardens at a time, or be permanently based looking after a garden in a fancy estate.

What Skills Will I Learn as A Horticulture Apprentice?

Although again the work you do will vary depending on where you work, horticulture apprentices can expect to learn such things including:

  • Understanding of the importance of green spaces and using horticultural skills to improve and maintain these spaces
  • Working in line with a businesses' values and working to complete projects
  • Communicating and working alongside experienced horticulture professionals
  • Health and safety, including work safely with potentially dangerous equipment such as pole pruners
  • Environmental factors including waste and waste reduction, recycling and being environmentally-sound in all the work you're doing
  • Plant growth and development, including identification, using the correct nutrients and the science behind plant growing
  • Using a wide range of tools, equipment and machinery related to horticulture
  • Soil science and how to cultivate soils for different purposes

Apprenticeship Vacancies

Please check out the live Apprenticeship vacancies below that are currently being advertised with some great organisations we are working with.

If you haven’t used the www.findapprenticeship.service.gov.uk before you must create an account to apply. Creating an account allows you to:

  • apply for an apprenticeship or traineeship
  • track your apprenticeship applications
  • receive alerts about new apprenticeships

To find out more information, please call the Apprenticeship Team on 0191 518 5508 or email apprenticeships@eastdurham.ac.uk.

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Latest vacancies

Early Years Apprentice

Edmondsley Primary School
Pelton Community Primary School, Ouston Lane, Chester Le Street DH2 1EZ
Posted
To provide a high standard of care for children attending Pelton Federation EYFS. The successful applicant should be a positive role model and an enthusiastic individual who holds a similar passion for inspiring early years learning. We are looking for a good communicator and someone who has a true desire in wanting to work with children.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
35.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Adult Care Worker Apprentice

SECOND TO NONE CARE LTD
BOWDEN COURT, ST JOHNS ROAD, MEADOWFIELD INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, DURHAM DH7 8RE
Posted
If you are a caring compassionate person, Second to None Care want to hear from you. This adult care worker apprenticeship will entail providing day-to-day care for the elderly, ill, disabled, and other people who aren't able to take care of themselves.
Course Route
Care services
Start date
Duration
12 Months
Hours per week
36.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE

Early Years / Childcare Apprenticeship

Tots 'R' Us Nursery
STOCKTON ROAD, SEAHAM SR7 8DX
Posted
If you love working with children, look no further! Tots 'R' Us are recruiting an apprentice to work effectively as part of a team, providing care for children, age 2 to 5 years. Providing a high standard of physical, emotional, social and intellectual care for children accessing the nursery.
Course Route
Education and childcare
Start date
Duration
15 Months
Hours per week
30.00
Apprenticeship Level
Intermediate
Provider
EAST DURHAM COLLEGE