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English Heritage

Apprentice Gardener

About The Team and Role

This is an incredible opportunity for you to join as an Apprentice Gardener on a fixed-term basis, working 36 hours per week. You’ll be working at Mount Grace Priory, House and Gardens near Northallerton and additionally at Richmond Castle and Barnard Castle, 24 miles and 39 miles away from Mount Grace.

This apprenticeship will help develop your practical skills and increase your gardening knowledge to kick-start your career in horticulture.

About The Role

As our Apprentice Gardener, you’ll play an active role in the gardens team, developing and broadening your plant knowledge and horticultural skills through hands-on gardening and expert guidance.

You’ll be assisting with the seasonal maintenance of the gardens and work closely with the garden team to learn skills in the care of specialised historic and botanic plant collections. You’ll be taught how to use garden machinery and develop skills in plant identification and recording.

About The Person

You’ll have some practical experience in an outdoor environment.

Everyone is welcome at English Heritage. We are always looking for people who reflect the diversity of the country today, to help us make it more relevant to the diversity of the people, communities and places we serve. From remote sites to inner city monuments, from regional teams to our Head Office, the diversity of our teams is critical to making sure our heritage is inclusive, exciting and accessible. We continually look for new opportunities to promote the past in a way that is inclusive to all and that celebrates the cultural diversity of England’s heritage.

Interviews will be held on Wednesday 14th August 2024 at Mount Grace Priory, Staddlebridge, Northallerton.

The candidate offered this post will start at English Heritage on Tuesday 1st October 2024, with the apprenticeship course beginning mid-October.

There may be a requirement to attend a two-day induction on Monday 2nd – Tuesday 3rd September 2024.

So, if you'd like to join us as an Apprentice Gardener, please select the button shown.

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Closing Date: 28/07/2024  Location: Mount Grace Priory, Saddle Bridge, Northallerton, North Yorkshire

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