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  • Photo of Green-tech raises the bar by offering Degree Apprenticeships

    Green-tech raises the bar by offering Degree Apprenticeships

    Green-tech is providing its employees with the opportunity to study for a higher education qualification whilst continuing to work, by offering Degree Apprenticeships.   Designed in partnership with employers; higher and degree apprenticeships offer a higher education qualification, work experience and industry-relevant skills to create graduate calibre individuals within an organisation.   Leeds Trinity University will be running the Degree Apprenticeships for Green-tech. Investing in developing and retaining staff   Green-tech has long since invested in sourcing, developing, and retaining ‘talent’.   In 2017 they embraced the Government’s Apprenticeship scheme which saw them take on several apprentices.   It was…

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  • Photo of Ground Control supports apprentices with learning difficulties

    Ground Control supports apprentices with learning difficulties

    On the eve of National Apprenticeship Week, Ground Control has announced its involvement in an industry-first scheme to help support apprentices with learning difficulties. Ground Control staff have already successfully supported, mentored and now employed the first graduate of the program, 20-year-old Wayne Gorman. Following close on his heels are two more pupils from The Westminster School – 19-year-old Jordan Brown has completed his supported internship and is transitioning to his grounds maintenance apprenticeship scheme while Kenny Hanney’s career has begun via the internship program. Under the scheme, Ground Control provides practical help and advice to participants throughout their apprenticeship…

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  • Photo of BPOA and Peter Seabrook fund young talent

    BPOA and Peter Seabrook fund young talent

    The British Protected Ornamentals Association (BPOA) and Peter Seabrook continue this year to offer young horticulturists a £1,000 bursary to support the study of commercial horticulture and encourage new entrants to the industry. The bursary, which is part of the David Colegrave Foundation Scholarship Season, is also available to schools and horticultural colleges to finance trips for students over 16 years of age to leading commercial horticultural establishments. A number of students have benefitted from this award in recent years. Earlier this year, it was awarded to Argyll College UHI to support a field trip for its HNC and HND Horticulture…

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  • Photo of Prestigious prize helps Eden apprentice

    Prestigious prize helps Eden apprentice

    Eden horticulture apprentice Patricie Zeleznikova has won The Prince of Wales Award for Sustainable Horticulture for her outstanding work on a forest garden at the project. During her two years at Eden, Patricie worked on the forest garden seen by around one million visitors a year as they wind their way towards the Visitor Centre. Her apprenticeship finishes at the end of this month (September 2020) and she plans to donate the award prize towards a new forest garden in Cornwall which she and fellow Eden apprentice Liz Mortimer are planning to design together. The award was made by the…

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  • Photo of New team lead developments at Stanmer Park, Brighton

    New team lead developments at Stanmer Park, Brighton

    Work at Stanmer Park began in June 2019 and is due for completion by August 2020. The £5.1m project is being funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and Community Fund, Brighton & Hove City Council, Plumpton College and South Downs National Park Authority. Work is being carried out by Buxton Building Contractors Ltd. As works progress, the team that will help to deliver the National Lottery Heritage Fund objectives is beginning to come together. Brighton & Hove City Council has appointed the estate manager Rob Dumbrill and estate ranger Will Furze. The pair will be responsible for delivering the…

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  • Photo of The Royal Parks is looking for seven horticultural apprentices

    The Royal Parks is looking for seven horticultural apprentices

    The Royal Parks is looking for seven horticultural apprentices to help them care for some of the most historic and well-loved parks in the UK. The successful applicants will be based in one of London’s eight Royal Parks four days a week. They will do this whilst also studying at Capel Manor College in The Regent’s Park on the remaining day. The scheme typically lasts three years, and apprentices study for the Horticulture Landscape Operative Standard. In their final year, they can study for the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Level 2 Certificates in Horticulture. As part of their studies, horticultural…

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  • Photo of RHS to recruit record number of apprentices

    RHS to recruit record number of apprentices

    The RHS is preparing for its largest intake of apprentices, increasing the number to 16 across its five gardens in 2020 and 18 in 2021. This includes RHS Garden Bridgewater in Salford, RHS Garden Wisley in Surrey, RHS Garden Rosemoor in Devon, RHS Garden Hyde Hall in Essex and RHS Garden Harlow Carr in Yorkshire. Apprentices work full-time for two years alongside expert teams. They do this while studying for a Level 2 apprenticeship qualification on block release at college. Successful applicants will gain skills, knowledge and a behind-the-scenes insight into professional horticulture. This includes cultivating areas ranging from formal…

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