Horticulture Apprenticeships

Apprentice Landscaper

Ready to start a career in landscape gardening. Swanson landscapes Ltd is looking for an apprentice to join their team.


Applicants ideally should have a full driving license and preferably their own vehicle to get to the workplace.  Alternatively, they must be able to get to Kennett where Swanson Landscapes is based and they will be driven to the work sites from there.

No prior knowledge of gardening is essential but an interest in horticulture and/or minor engineering projects would be advantageous.

This job will involve all aspects from soft and hard landscaping. Other than general labouring (digging, mixing and barrowing) there will be

  • patio laying,
  • fencing,
  • sleeper work,
  • planting,
  • grass cutting,
  • turfing,
  • seeding,
  • hedge cutting and other general gardening jobs.
  • Keeping tools tidy and maintained plus setting up and packing down a site will also be required.

Applicants will need to be:

  • Well organised and reliable
  • A good team player
  • Able to show initiative 
  • In reasonable physical shape

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

GCSE Level maths & English, 4–9 or equivalent but not essentia

Personal qualities

  • Willing to learn
  • Reliable
  • Confident, professional and trustworthy

Qualifications required

  • You will need good communication skills and be comfortable with creative thinking
  • Experience of working/participating in a team environment
  • Written, verbal and listening skills

Future prospects

A permanent position may be offered upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
Opportunity to learn and develop within the company.
Progression on to higher apprenticeship / training

Things to consider

This is an outdoor position.
Apprentice wage based on age/previous experience to be paid Monthly. (£4.15 - £8.72 per hour)

Training to be provided

Level 2 Horticultural and Landscaping Operative Apprenticeship Standard. 

About the employer

Swanson Landscapes Ltd

Swanson Landscapes is a small design and landscaping firm owned by Paul Swanson, which has been operating in the Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds area for over 10 years.  It is offering an apprentice opportunity for someone with an aspiration to learn a new landscaping skill in an expanding business within a growing market. There will be a trial period to allow suitability to be assessed.


6 Mace Road, Barton Mills



IP28 6BD