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Joseph Rochford Gardens Ltd has wonderful opportunities for apprentices to learn all about horticulture.  The apprentices will be able to gain valuable experience in growing and nursery work, whilst at the same time gaining qualifications.

City and Guilds level 2, or 3 in Horticulture is an important course for our apprentices.  We have an excellent Training Provider, called KEITS who will be managing all aspects of the training, development and learning for our apprentices.  Line Managers will mentor their apprentice and give helpful support and our qualified assessor manager will oversee the apprentices’ training programme.

Each apprentice will have input into a personal learning and training plan which will be fully agreed with them.

Rochfords is a wonderful place to work and our 50 employees share 500 years of employment service to the Company.  

Please see below for a brief summary of the overall purpose of the job.  You will be paid the minimum wage, which may increase after you have successfully completed your three months’ probationary period.



To assist with nursery production, plant stock care and maintenance.

Communicate effectively with the work team to ensure efficient completion of the job.

Be able to competently follow instructions and work to the appropriate standards, use safely the nursery machinery and equipment provided for each task.

Please find a full job description and application form attached. This is for online completion and should be emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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A little bit about us - Rochfords Growing all the Time!


One of the largest cash and carry sites in the UK, supported by modern and developing production systems.  We have a huge selection from mature trees to decorative grasses, shrubs and herbaceous plants. Our expert staff are happy to help customers select the very best varieties for their needs. 

Using the newly developed scan as you shop app customers can select their plants from a vast collection plant species, in addition one can ask or knowledgeable and friendly staff for help in selection of plants for specific situations.

Rochfords is a wonderful place to work, and is focused on growing the business and making a concerted effort to help staff develop professionally in their roles. With ever expanding production and Sales areas varied career paths are offered with lots of opportunities for advancement.   When vacancies arise, jobs are offered in diverse areas of horticulture, as well as sales and office based positions.

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