Skip to main content
Ref no:
Underwood Road Depot Unit 2 52 Underwood Road, PA3 1TL
£5.38 - £10.76 per hour
Contract Type:
Fixed Term
Position Type:
Full Time
37 hours per week


Apprentice (Horticulture)                        



Renfrewshire Council are seeking to recruit 2 apprentices in Horticulture.


You will be based at our Underwood Road Depot and will work across all Renfrewshire Councils Sports Preparation (Greenkeeping) locations including parks, playing fields, high maintenance, and open space areas.


You will attend college and work towards achievement of the Scottish Vocational Qualification in Horticulture.


Applicants must be a resident of the Renfrewshire area who and aged between 16 and 19 years.


It is essential that you possess a minimum of 3 National 4 passes at grade 4 or above (or equivalent).  These must include English, Math’s, and a technical subject e.g. Craft and Design, Technical Studies, Graphic Communications, Practical Skills or Science subject i.e. Biology.


It is essential that you can demonstrate knowledge to carry out a range of tasks relevant to the apprenticeship, have an interest in the horticulture industry, can both work as part of a team and on your work own, can show initiative and have effective interpersonal, numeracy and communication skills.


It is desirable for you to have experience of working in similar environment and have knowledge of the horticulture environment and use of appropriate tools.


Applicants who meet the essential criteria will be required to pass a series of aptitude entry tests prior to commencement of the post. If you are short listed, as part of the selection process you will be required to attend an interview.


Successful applicants will secure a 3 year fixed term contract for the duration of the apprenticeship with positive opportunities for permanent employment with Renfrewshire Council.


If this is, you then please apply for our successful Modern Apprenticeship Programme.  These posts will commence in August / September 2023.


Renfrewshire Council offer competitive salaries which are based on a percentage of the time served groundpersons salary with six monthly increments throughout the apprenticeship.


If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post.  If you would like further information in relation to Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit


We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief or sexual orientation or age.


We would particularly invite applications from those priority groups who are under-represented across our apprenticeship programme. This includes young women, care experienced, those with a disability (including a learning disability) and those from Black and Minority Ethnic communities.


If you are disabled or care experienced you will still be eligible to apply if you are aged up to 29 at the start of the apprenticeship. Please contact Renfrewshire Council to discuss.


If you meet the recruitment criteria and are confident you have a commitment to attend college and gain the relevant SCQF Level 5 + 6 qualifications within your industry, apply now at

  • Disability Confident Employer - Employer