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Apprentice Gardener

Fullers Mill Garden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
£18,525 per annum
Closing date
29 Jul 2022

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Apprentice Gardener
Fullers Mill Garden, Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The Organisation

Perennial is a charity dedicated to helping people in horticulture. Together with our network of partners, we provide free support, information, advice, financial assistance and services for horticulturalists and their loved ones experiencing illness, disability, bereavement, family breakdown and financial difficulties.

We have a real focus on improving the health and well-being outcomes of people working in horticulture and have an ambitious preventative strategy to create better futures for people working in horticulture.

We are now looking for an Apprentice Gardener, to join our team on a 24-month Fixed Term apprenticeship, working 37.5 hours per week.

The Benefits

- Salary of up £18,525 per annum
- 25 days’ holiday per annum plus Bank Holidays (pro rata) increasing with long service
- Pension
- Sickness pay
- Buy extra leave
- Time off for dependents

This is a fantastic opportunity for a motivated individual looking to start a brilliant new career in horticulture, by learning essential gardening skills with our brilliant organisation.

Working with our expert and wonderfully friendly team, you will build a deep knowledge of gardening and horticulture, that will set you up for a bright career in gardening.  As a people-oriented organisation, we can offer you the perfect learning environment.

So, if you’re keen to let your green fingers grow, whilst putting down roots in an exciting new career, this is the perfect position.

The Role

As an Apprentice Gardener, you will learn and undertake a full range of seasonal gardening tasks under the supervision and direction of our Head Gardener.

You will learn a variety of activities and skills, that you will apply in the general maintenance and upkeep of our garden. These include pruning, propagating, lawn care and nursery work.

Alongside your horticultural training, your activities will support the opening of our garden, including helping members of the public. Working with our team, you will support activities such as volunteering or special events.

About You

To be considered as an Apprentice Gardener, you will need:

- Experience of working outdoors
- To demonstrate that you are committed to pursuing a career in horticulture
- A flexible and friendly approach to working in the garden
- Good verbal and written communication skills
- Ability to work efficiently and methodically in a safe manner
- Ability to work alone or as part of a team

Ideally, you will have some practical experience of working in horticulture whether paid or voluntary.

The closing date for applications is 31st July 2022.

Interviews will be held on 4th August 2022.

Other organisations might call this position Horticultural Apprentice, Garden Nursery Apprentice, Trainee Gardener or Horticultural Trainee.

Webrecruit and Perennial are equal opportunities employers, value diversity and are strongly committed to providing equal employment opportunities for all employees and all applicants for employment. Equal opportunities are the only acceptable way to conduct business and we believe that the more inclusive our environments are, the better our work will be.

So, if you’re looking to nurture a new career as an Apprentice Gardener, please apply via the button shown. This vacancy is being advertised by Webrecruit. The services advertised by Webrecruit are those of an Employment Agency.

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