The garden department at Holkham maintains a number of unique, diverse and historic landscapes, including the 6-acre Walled Garden, private Victorian terraces, an arboretum and pleasure grounds, as well as large areas of formal lawns, wildflower areas, and gardens and green spaces surrounding additional Holkham businesses.
The role of the apprentice gardener will be to assist with the day-to-day maintenance and improvement of this large garden department. You will be helping to achieve our design plans in the Walled Garden and will be working to ensure that the gardens, Holkham Park and wider estate are well and appropriately maintained.
The ideal candidate will have a real passion for gardening, a keen interest in plants and a strong willingness to learn, both under the direction of the team and through their own initiative and problem-solving. This apprenticeship could lead to a permanent gardening position. A hardworking, energetic, conscientious and trustworthy individual will fit in well at Holkham.
Weekly wage: £150, working 30 hours over 4 days.
This apprenticeship will last 24 months with a proposed start date of July 2021. The closing date for applications is 14th May 2021. The candidate will preferably have a driving license to enable them to work across numerous sites. The desired qualifications are GCSE E/2 grade Maths and English or equivalent qualifications.