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Grounds Maintenance Apprentice


UNIVERSITY - Employer's Details

Vacancy Summary

Reference No.VAC001814145
Weekly Wage:to be discussed
Working week:37
Duration:24 MONTHS
Start date:1/08/2022
Apprenticeship level:Intermediate Level Apprenticeship
Closing Date:15/07/2022

Apprenticeship Details


Main Duties and Responsibilities (subject to training and age restrictions)

  • Maintenance of ornamental lawns, trees, shrubberies, hedges and bedding areas
  • Maintenance of sports fields: rugby, football, hockey, cricket and bowling green
  • Glasshouse: production of bedding plants and hanging baskets
  • Safe operation and maintenance of machinery: e.g. chainsaws, rough terrain fork lift and mobile elevated platforms
  • Design and construction of hard and soft landscape features
  • Maintenance of woodlands, hedgerows and conservation areas
  • Safe use of pesticides
  • Such other duties as instructed by the Grounds Manager

Employer's Details


Harper Adams University, founded in 1901 as Harper Adams College, is a public university located close to the village of Edgmond, near Newport, in Shropshire, the University is a specialist provider of higher education for the agricultural and rural sector.

The university provides more than 50 foundation, undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes to students from over 30 countries.

The university is set within a 550 hectare (1360) acre working farm. The Campus incorporates ornamental lawns, trees, shrubberies, hedges and bedding areas, sports pitches and glasshouses.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and reliable Horticultural / Grounds Maintenance Apprentices to join our Grounds Team. The position will be starting in March 2022.

This a great opportunity to be part of a friendly and experienced grounds maintenance team who form an integral part of Harpers daily operation. The post-holder will be required to assist with the general upkeep of the University's extensive grounds and sporting pitches. The post-holder will be supported to work towards a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticluture in partnership with County Training.

Early applications are strongly encouraged. The University reserves the right to conclude the recruitment process before the closing date should the ideal candidate be identified.


Harper Adams University

Shrewsbury Road


TF10 8NB

TF10 8NB