All members of staff at Wycombe Abbey contribute towards the School’s thriving community and work to continually strengthen our position as a world leader in girls’ boarding education.

We seek to recruit well-qualified and enthusiastic staff who demonstrate passion and knowledge for their area of expertise.

Any current career opportunities will be displayed below.


This is an exciting opportunity to become a member of the Grounds and Gardens Team at Wycombe Abbey.

The School is situated in the centre of High Wycombe in its own grounds of 160 acres. It is a Conservation Area and is listed in the Register of Parks and Gardens by English Heritage. Whilst most of the grounds are given over to Parkland, Woodland or School Buildings, there are important areas of shrub borders which complement the buildings and grounds.

The Apprentice Groundsperson/Gardener will learn to maintain, upkeep, and improve the School’s grounds and/or gardens, conforming to the highest standards of workmanship and Health & Safety.

The expected duration of the apprenticeship would be 2 years and the successful completion of the training provided will lead to the Level 2 Horticulture Operative qualification.

Applicants must be aged 16 or over with a good general school education.


Hours of work: 7.30am – 3.45pm Monday Friday (with 1-hour unpaid lunch break) plus every third Saturday 7.30am to 11.30am. Day release to attend the horticulture college course at Berkshire College of Agriculture (BCA) during college term time


To apply, please complete the application form for support staff found under ‘Vacancies’ on our website and return to Human Resources via

Closing date: 12 noon 6th September 2019

Wycombe Abbey is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. The successful applicant will be subject to an Enhanced DBS check.

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Application Form - Support Staff

Apprentice Groundsperson/Gardener