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3 May 2019

Apprenticeship Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture

Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh – Posted by Royal Botanic Garden Dunoon, Scotland, United Kingdom

Job Description

Modern Apprenticeship in Horticulture

2 Year Fixed Term Contract
Salary £17,385 plus Civil Service pension and other benefits

This is an exciting opportunity for a Modern Apprentice to work and train in our garden at Benmore, near Dunoon, Argyll. This post is being sponsored by The Cruach Trust and The John Younger Trust.

The successful applicant will be offered a 2 year modern apprenticeship in which time they will attend SRUC (Scotland’s Rural College) Oatridge campus in West Lothian on a block release basis to work towards an SVQ Level 2 in Horticulture.  As part of the placement, you will learn all aspects of horticulture, spending time in all areas of the garden.

The apprentice will also receive 25 days of annual leave plus a generous public holiday entitlement and a protective clothing allowance. As this is a Modern Apprenticeship scheme, applicants must be aged between 16 and 19 years old.

As the first part of the assessment we’d like applicants to put together a personal statement. This should:

  • Tell us about you
  • Tell us about your interest in horticulture and any horticultural skills you have
  • Include information about any previous work experience you have
  • Explain why you would like to become a Horticultural Apprentice at the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh


Your personal statement should be limited to no more than 3 pages.

You should also complete and return an equal opportunities questionnaire as part of your application.  download equal opportunities questionnaire

Full details of the apprenticeship, including a job description, person specification and information pack can be downloaded from our website

How to Apply

Completed applications must be emailed to no later than noon on the 28th June 2019. A selection day will be carried out the week beginning 15th July 2019 with the successful applicant starting their modern apprenticeship In August 2019.  Block release at SRUC Oatridge will start late autumn.

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Job Categories: Landbased. Job Types: Apprenticeship.

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