Level 3 Horticultural Apprentice

  • Company: One Garden, Brighton (a subsidiary of Plumpton College)
  • Location: One Garden, Brighton
  • Salary: Apprenticeship rate
  • Benefits: 22 days annual leave



One Garden Brighton is a newly redeveloped tourist destination, a walled garden, rediscovered, reinvented and opening to the public for the first time summer 2020. One Garden Brighton will feature expertly designed gardens, One Garden Kitchen, a place to eat and drink, One Garden Market, a retail space complete with nursery, and One Garden Events offering small and large-scale community events. One Garden Brighton is a subsidiary of Plumpton College. 

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a new organisation and team in the initial opening of One Garden. As a Horticulture Apprentice, you will work alongside the Senior Gardener of One Garden and the Grounds and Gardens Team, as well as being part of the wider Plumpton College Team.


This is a unique position for a dedicated, hardworking, enthusiastic, motivated apprentice who is keen to learn the broad subject of Horticulture and has the initiative to further themselves and to be part of a team that will be working on the Stanmer Walled Garden restoration project. To begin with, you will be helping to restore a Victorian Walled Garden into a new exciting visitor attraction on the edge of Brighton, showcasing different methods of Horticulture, from herbaceous planting to growing fruit and vegetables, implementing a design from one of the creators of the Eden Project. Once the garden is open to the public you will be required to work with the Senior Gardener, Grounds and Gardens Manager and team, volunteers and students, assisting with the day to day running of all Horticultural operations within the Walled Garden and surrounding space. There will be occasions where you will be required to assist the team in working on other Plumpton campus.

You will show commitment during your studies in developing your academic portfolio in achieving your qualification.

The rates of pay for this role will be based on the national minimum wage for apprenticeships starting at £4.00 per hour in year 1 and rising to the higher rate national minimum wage in year 2.


We’re looking for people who are: 

  • Enthusiastic
  • Creative 
  • Passionate about horticulture 
  • Enjoy working in all weathers 
  • Excellence people skills, enjoy liaising with the general public 

If you share these values and would like to be part of our growing team then we’d like to hear from you - to apply please complete an application form and an equality and diversity monitoring form and return them to recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or send it to: HR Department, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE. Tel: 01273 890454. 
For further information about the role including job description and application form please visit the vacancies section of our website www.plumpton.ac.uk
Closing date for applications: 24th October 2019
Interviews will be held: week commencing 28th October 2019

Applying for this role...

Please complete an application form and an Equality & Diversity Monitoring Form and send to: recruitment@plumpton.ac.uk or HR team, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE.

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