Grounds Maintenance Apprentice

18 Month Fixed Term Contract from Sept 2019

£6 per hour 37 hours per week 


Looking to develop yourself and kick-start your career?

We have an opportunity in our Environmental Services Team where you’ll be working alongside experienced colleagues. You’ll gain a range of grounds maintenance skills whilst studying for an NVQ in Horticulture. You’ll also have a mentor to support you in your role as well as taking part in our additional skills programme.

We’re looking for someone who is positive and a ‘can do’ team member; committed to gaining new skills; innovative; and enthusiastic about work and learning.  Ideally you will have GCSE (or equivalent) qualifications including Maths and English, but if you don’t have these, we can support you to achieve them.

The starting salary for our apprentices is £6.00 per hour, increasing to £6.50 after your first year (or the national minimum wage for your age, whichever is greater). Other benefits include:

  • Generous holiday allowance
  • Free car parking
  • Apprentice discount card
  • Supportive, friendly environment
  • Skills training programme
  • Pension membership
  • Leisure centre discount

For more information or an application form please visit our website or email  If you have any questions or would like to have an informal chat before applying, please contact Laura Strong, Payroll and HR Officer, on 01264 368257.  Completed applications must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 22 March 2019.