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Horticulture Apprenticeship

We are looking for someone who wishes to pursue a career in horticulture with the opportunity for qualifications upto NVQ level 3. This is a unique and rare opportunity to work in a real plantsmans nursery with over 15,000 different varieties in stock.

Duties will include:

Water, weed, prune and maintain a wide range of nursery stock. 

Assist in setting out of stock throughout the garden centre. 

Assist customers throughout the garden centre. 

Assist with deliveries and picking lists. 

General duties throughout the centre. 

Desired skills

You must be able to work in all weathers 

You will have a keen interest in this field of work 

You will have a good level of fitness 

You will be able to use own initiative 

You will be able to work well within a team 

Personal qualities

Hard working 


Must have a willingness to learn 

Future prospects 
Potential for permanent position on completion of the Apprenticeship. 

Things to consider 

Due to our location you will either need your own transport or a reliable lift.

Apprentice Chef

We are looking for a passionate individual with a joy for cooking to join our kitchen team. We are looking for individuals with the flare for catering who enjoy creating mouth-watering dishes for customers to enjoy.  This is a fantastic opportunity to learn in a busy café environment.

We serve a Mediterranean menu with a focus on healthy eating.  There is no meat on our menu and everything is prepared from scratch using fresh ingredients and where possible using fresh produce from the kitchen garden at Larch Cottage. 

The position includes a mixture of daytime shifts including weekends.

Duties to include:
Basic food preparation 
Maintaining safety and hygiene kitchen environment 
Plating food for service 
Carrying out basic food preparation activities 

Desired skills 
Willing to learn and follow instructions 
Able to work on own initiative and work as part of a team 

Personal qualities 
Eager to learn and committed to learning 
Consistent approach to tasks and working methods 
Committed to deliver positive outcomes 
Reliable and trustworthy 
Passion for the industry 
High quality standards 
Proactive and curious 
High standards of personal hygiene 

Desired qualifications 
GCSEs A*-C or the equivalent in core subjects 

Future prospects

Depending on how well you work throughout your apprenticeship you may be taken on after and even get the chance to progress to the next level.

Front of House Manager 

Person required to supervise ‘front of house’ in our busy day time Mediterranean – bistro style restaurant. You will be responsible for leading a small team and ensuring all aspects are kept to the highest standard.

You must have a passion for good food and good service.

You must be able organise and lead by example, this is very much a hands on role.

Good communication skills are essential.

You must be able to work with your own initiative and require limited supervision.

You will be responsible for training and overseeing a small team.

You must be flexible to help out in all areas of the restaurant if required.

Daytime hours: normal hours between 8am-5pm, 5 days out of 7. May be longer during busy periods.

Full time permanent position.

Must have experience in a similar role. 


Updated 3rd July 2018

We are always keen to meet friendly and energetic people who would like to join our team.

If you wish to be considered for any future positions, please send your CV to