This is an opportunity to gain skills, practical experience and qualifications in horticulture at your national botanic garden.  As an Apprentice  you will be working to maintain and develop the plant collections and themed gardens, you will be part of a team assisting horticultural operations, plant conservation, research and education activities.

About Us:

The National Botanic Garden of Wales is a charity dedicated to plant conservation and research, with a thriving education department.  The Garden is also one of the leading visitor destinations in Wales, with a rapidly growing number of leisure visitors.

Find out more by exploring our website

The Role:

You will be a highly motivated individual interested in learning and completing our prestigious two-year apprenticeship scheme.  We will provide the successful candidate with a comprehensive experience in horticulture, public garden maintenance and plant collections management.

The scheme includes day release to Coleg Sir Gâr, where you will work towards the Royal Horticulture Society’s Level Two Certificate in the Principles of Horticulture.  You will also gain the City & Guilds Level Two Diploma in Work-based Horticulture while working.  The qualifications are delivered under the Horticulture (Wales) Apprenticeship Framework. Other opportunities will include conferences, practical training certificates and work placements in partner gardens.

You are encouraged to explore the Botanic Garden’s web site to find out more about our mission and work

Full Role Description available for download here

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to Ayshea Cunniffe-Thomas, Apprenticeship Co-ordinator

We encourage applications from all eligible candidates.

Additional Information:

This is a full-time fixed term position for a two-year period starting September 2020 or earlier by mutual agreement.

Training hours are 37.5 per week, on any five days out of seven as required.  Typical working hours are from 8.00 am to 4.00 pm.

The annual leave allowance is 25 days.

*A minimum salary of £12,090.00 is guaranteed for all apprentices but remuneration may vary based on the terms of the National Minimum Wage.

Interviews are planned for 24 August 2020.

To Apply:

Applications in the form of a cover letter and CV, clearly showing how you meet the criteria together with contact details for two referees (including telephone and email), should be sent to:

Anne-Maria Nicholas, HR Officer

The closing date for applications is 10 August 2020.