Horticulture is for those working to establish, manage, retail or cultivate plants for science, plant production or crop production. Also to use plants in landscapes to support the built environment, for aesthetics, transport and utility infrastructure, sport or wildlife conservation.
The Horticulture industry values the apprenticeship as an entry route into the sector as it offers apprentices the opportunity to learn the skills and knowledge by completing hands-on work experience.
This apprenticeship framework encompasses the skills needed by new entrants to ensure they have the right mix of skills and those already employed have the opportunity to upskill. This will ensure that employees within Horticulture have the skills required to be competent in their employment.
Job roles at Level 3 may include: Horticultural Technician, Deputy Head Greenkeeper, Deputy Head Groundsman, Garden Designer, Landscape Manager, Senior Gardener, Gardener (Historic and Botanic), Parks Officer.
Tasks undertaken by apprentices will vary depending on the level and sector in which they are employed.