Gardening Apprentice

  • Company: National Trust
  • Location: Stafford ST17 0XB
  • Salary: £146.25 per week
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Set in sweeping parkland with ancient woodlands and monuments, the Georgian Mansion of Shugborough Estate was once described as ‘a perfect paradise’ and has been home to the Anson family since 1624. It is an exciting time to join our team at Shugborough as we begin a long term conservation project, and an excellent opportunity to gain a qualification packed with knowledge and practical experience, working under experienced gardeners in this Grade 1 listed Landscape.

Apprenticeship schemes are a great opportunity to combine learning, training, and real work experience. 

You will be based within one site or team within a National Trust property.  Working in a supported learning environment, you will undertake basic tasks in your department relating to your choice of apprenticeship.

As a Gardening Apprentice you will be involved with basic, routine duties such as mowing, soil cultivation, weed control, pruning and planting. 

You may also assist in the delivery of events and other activities.

You will actively participate in your own development plan which will be agreed with your line manager and the training provider.

You will undertake training and constructively take part in meetings, supervision, seminars and other events designed to improve communication and assist with your effective development.
You may also assist in the delivery of events and other activities, working alongside our large teams of volunteers.

In addition to the training and support you receive from the property, you will be expected to study for agreed qualifications with an approved training provider.  In order to gain your qualification, you will undertake regular workplace assessments with the college representative / training provider associated with your apprenticeship and will complete an end of placement assessment.

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