Horticulture Apprenticeships

Apprentice Gardener

Nurture Landscapes, a multi award winning, National Grounds Maintenance company is seeking to appoint an Apprentice Gardener at the prestigious Twycross Zoo site.


Working as part of a team of 3 full time dedicated gardeners you will be responsible in maintaining the sites 80 acres of mature grounds. Covering all aspects of horticulture from our onsite yard, this site provides a great starting point for you to learn a career in Horticulture

Duties includ all aspects of gardening including,

  • Turf care
  • Planting
  • Pruning
  • Weeding
  • Tree works
  • Water feature maintenance
  • Environmental and ecological improvement and management

Working in all weathers you will be keen to learn, able to work on your own or within a team

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills

Educational certificates to demonstrates a good standard of numeracy and English grammar

Personal qualities

  • A demonstrable ability to establish and sustain good working relationship within a team environment or the ability and initiative to work alone, to be motivated, honest and reliable.

Qualifications required

  • Effective oral and written communication skills necessary to meet the duties of the post. 
  • A real interest in working in a parks or landscape environment. 
  • The ability to develop new skills in horticulture and a willingness to learn about plants and landscaping 
  • Aptitude to communicate effectively with colleagues and members of the public 
  • Evidence of customer/client care skills 

Future prospects

Possible progression onto higher apprenticeship / training

Things to consider

Enjoys working outside – sunshine or rain

Training to be provided

  • Level 2 Horticulture apprenticeship standard.
  • Functional skills if required

About the employer

Nurture - Oxford Office


Oxford Business Park, John Smith Drive, Cowley, OX4 2JZ