Tilgate Park Horticultural Apprentice


What do you see?

A great spot for a picnic or a green classroom? An outside health spa, an alfresco meeting place for our diverse communities to come together or a living natural history museum perhaps? How about an open-air living room, an outdoor leisure centre, a haven for wildlife, plants, trees and animals or a honey pot for visitors, boosting the local economy?

If you see our parks and open spaces as a world of opportunity, then our Tilgate Park Apprenticeship could be for you. Tilgate Park is a unique green open space with so much to offer, the ultimate visit for all the family. You will be joining a team passionate about continuously developing this award winning park so it remains a place that local people are proud of and want to spend their time in.

This is a unique opportunity to develop a wide range of skills suited to working in visitor attractions such as Tilgate Park. The role involves gaining the skills, knowledge and experience to enable you to carry out a wide variety of roles: from tour guide to buildings maintainer, from gardener to customer service host, from car park attendant to emergency first responder and it doesn’t stop there!

You will start to grow your career through a mix of practical, hands-on experience gained by working alongside experienced colleagues and formal learning with our training partner Chichester College, at their Brinsbury Campus. At the end of your two years you will not only gain a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Horticulture, you will also have skills and knowledge in customer service, events, building maintenance and horticulture, learning life skills, conservation and improving the environment for generations to come. Armed with these abilities you will be ideally placed to continue your career in the changing world of parks, private estates and gardens.

To be successful in this role you will have a passion for all things outdoors and be really keen to pursue a career in horticulture and park management. You need to be able to carry out physical activities throughout the day on a daily basis, working in the open in all weathers. An appetite for learning, comfort with doing a wide variety of tasks in an often very busy environment, plus an ability to meet and get on with lots of different people are all essential. The work involves early starts, weekend working and weekly day release involving travel to the Pulborough area.

This opportunity is open to anyone who has the right to live and work in England, is not currently enrolled on another apprenticeship or further / higher education programme and does not already hold a qualification at level 2 or above in horticulture or a closely related subject.

If you would like an informal discussion about this role please contact Nick Hagon on 01293 521168 or by email nick.hagon@crawley.gov.uk .

Apply now

  • Closing date: 19th February 2018
  • Proposed interview date: 28th February 2018
  • Please quote reference: CP902

CVs are not accepted without an application form.

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