Job details

Reference number - 2097 - 2572

Location - Portsmouth

Salary - £15,314 per annum

Job type/hours - Horticulture Level 2 Apprenticeship (fixed term for 2 years)

Closing date - Midday on Tuesday 1st January 2019

As the Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative you will undertake a 2 year apprenticeship in Level 2 Horticulture. This will involve learning core knowledge and skills in horticulture by both day realease to Sparsholt College and onsite training in the workplace. You will work as part of the Grounds Maintenance operations team and carry out the necessary works to ensure that the parks, gardens, and open spaces are well maintained and kept tidy to a level of continuity for the residents, communities and visitors. 

Daily duties may include assisting with the maintenance of a wide range of grassland areas, maintaining planted areas such as rose, perennial and shrub borders as well as assisting with the planting of annual bedding displays and maintaining various grass sports surfaces and markings.

If you're a team player who is passionate about gardening and would like to study towards a level 2 Horticultural qualification please apply.

For more information please read the full job description.

How to apply

How to apply: Please see the application attached at the bottom of the job page and email your application to or by post to Recruitment, Portsmouth City Council, Floor 1, Core 5, Civic Offices, Guildhall Square, Portsmouth, PO1 2EP ensuring the reference number and the Post Title are in the subject box – this will ensure your application is sent to the correct manager as quickly as possible.  We receive 1000’s of applications and do not always have the resource to investigate an application that is not clearly marked. If you do not receive an automated reply then we have not received your application.