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Environmental Services (Horticultural) Apprentice

Yorkshire Housing
Mobile - Bradford
£4.48 per hour (increasing after 12 months)
Closing date
1 Aug 2021

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Community and Customer Services, Housing / neighbourhood management, Homes and Asset Management, Facilities management, Maintenance / Repair, Residential Development & Construction, Health and safety
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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The opportunity

Would you love to work outdoors within a great team and for a supportive organisation? We have a great opportunity for an enthusiastic team-player who wants to take the first steps to grow their horticultural career. This apprenticeship will equip you with a range of transferable skills and covers a range of topics including plants, soil science and vegetation, machinery and environmental best practice.

We will invest in you and help you develop in a great environment. Yorkshire Housing is an established apprenticeship employer with an expert team to support you in developing your technical skills and personal development to kickstart your horticulture career!

What you’ll be doing?

You’ll work on grounds maintenance and associated works to our customer schemes and adjoining areas, this could be from planting flower meadows to renovation of grassed areas. In the fallow months, the team carry out some fantastic community based duties and minor repair / maintenance programs to improve the lives of our customers.

We’ll support you as you also attend college, completing and passing all related coursework and tests for the Horticulture Level 2 apprenticeship qualification.

The stuff that sets you apart

To be considered for this apprenticeship, candidates must hold the following qualifications and personal qualities:

  • GCSE Grade C/Level 4 in English and Maths
  • Enthusiasm for ground maintenance
  • Passion to grow career in Horticulture
  • Work experience in a similar role is preferred
  • Good practical skills with a methodical approach to work
  • High level of drive, conscientious and self-motivated
  • Ability to manage own workload, including time and deadline management
  • Work as part of a team and closely with other teams with Yorkshire Housing
  • Be able to use your own initiative and deliver work in a professional manner at all times
  • Be expected to attend college one day a week or block release and complete required assignments for  qualification, along with any associated tests.


What’s in it for you?

We provide a fantastic reward package to suit everyone –a variety of amazing discounts via PerkBox, a great Healthcare cash plan called Health Shield and a contributory pension scheme where we will match your contributions up to 9%!  As well as our great benefits and a fantastic work environment, we’re absolutely a company that cares about its employees and its customers.

The finer print

Please follow the online application steps and submit a CV stating qualifications/predicted grades, working/volunteer experience and any personal info and answer the required questions in detail.

For more information about our apprenticeships please visit the Yorkshire Housing website. If you have any further questions please contact

Our values

We’re looking for people who want to get stuck in and make a positive difference to people’s lives. We want you to own the work you do and achieve impact.

You’ll make it happen by being curious and creating trust with our customers and each other. We want you to love what you do and have fun along the way.  


We are Yorkshire Housing by name and Yorkshire is our focus. We own and manage nearly 20,000 homes – and are developing thousands more.


Our vision is making it possible to have a place you're proud to call home


You might think of Yorkshire Housing as ‘just’ a housing provider, but we’re so much more than that. We’re here to make a positive difference in people’s lives. So, as well as owning and managing nearly 20,000 homes (and counting) across Yorkshire, we also:


  • Offer money and tenancy coaching  
  • Help older customers live at home independently  
  • Adapt homes to match the needs of our customers   
  • Carry out repairs and replace items before things go wrong  
  • Provide antisocial behaviour support  
  • Get involved with work in the community  



Our five priorities that will help us achieve our vision are:


Great Customer Experience 


We’ll listen to customers and use what we know about them to shape our services. Oh, and we’ll provide extra support where it’s needed. 




Homes and Places to be Proud of  


We’ll create homes that people want to live in. 


- Quality  


- Safety 


- Affordability 


We’ll also be kind to the planet and aim to be one of the first UK housing associations to stop using gas heating and hot water systems.






We’ll deliver 8,000 new homes by 2030. They will be energy efficient, sustainable and affordable to live in. We’ll also refresh our Help to Buy and social and affordable rented options. 


We’ll achieve these priorities by focusing on being:  




Employer of Choice 


We’ll lead the way and make a name for ourselves as an employer. We’ll give you the right support and tools to succeed, plus a package full of benefits.




Strong, Resilient and Innovative Business 


We’ll invest in all the right things, from our ICT to our people. This will make us stronger, helping us to make a difference to our customers and be a business that people want to work for and with. 


Find Us
0113 825 6000
Dysons Chambers
12-14 Briggate
West Yorkshire
United Kingdom
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