Apprentice Grounds Maintenance Operative

Edinburgh | Salary Unspecified

Application Close Date: 01/12/2022 (Closed)

SVQ Level 2, 3 & 4 in Amenity Horticulture and Landscaping

Location: Edinburgh & Falkirk

Full Time, 40 hours per week

Salary dependent on age

Are you seeking the opportunity to gain qualifications whilst earning? Do you enjoy the outdoors? Are you keen to learn? Are you enthusiastic and motivated?

If you identify with the above, this Apprenticeship role was made for you!

Glendale has recently been awarded a 3 year contract to maintain the grounds and gardens for a prestigious housing client spanning across Edinburgh and Central Scotland. We now seek to recruit a number of staff including Apprentices to support this and other growing contracts in Central Scotland

And most importantly, you will be joining a company that can offer valuable career prospects and believes in investing in its people.

Who are we?

Glendale, a winner of BALI Employer of the Year, has revenues of £45 million.

Glendale is one of the largest green space management service providers in the UK and specialises in tree care and management, grounds maintenance and landscaping. For more information visit We are a green business with “green thinking” at the core of everything we do. We have been at the forefront of green services provision since 1989 and offer innovative solutions for the management and maintenance of the green environment.

Who are you?

  • Enthusiastic, hard working and enjoys working outdoors
  • Experience in grounds maintenance would be an advantage but not essential as a full training schedule and apprentice scheme is provided
  • A full clean UK driving licence is desirable as operatives may be required to operative ride-on mowers and drive company vehicles / tow trailers

A Glimpse into the Role awaiting You…

You will complete an Apprenticeship in Horticulture at Oatridge Agricultural College – SVQ Level 2, 3 & 4 in Amenity Horticulture and Landscaping. The duration of the Apprenticeship depends on the course taken but is between 24 and 48 months and you will spend 20% of your time training and the rest of the time will involve undertaking grounds maintenance work including Grass cutting, hedge trimming, strimming, blowing, clearing leaves and shrub bed maintenance

What can Glendale offer you?

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous annual leave
  • Free gym membership for you and a nominated person
  • Employee health cash plan
  • Employee discount portal – discounts on travel bookings, high street vouchers, gift cards, cinema tickets, days out, leisure activities and your day to day spending
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Pension Scheme
  • Company sick pay
  • Career progression
  • Training and development

How to Apply

If you feel like you could bring some fresh ideas to the table we want to hear from you. Please apply with a letter of application and CV to

If you are interested in applying for this role, we suggest that you do so at the earliest opportunity to avoid disappointment as interviews will be held throughout the process. Please note that if you have not received correspondence within 21 days then please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.


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