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Securing the future of Horticulture

Published: January 4, 2019

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The Horticulture and Landscaping Industry contributes approximately £24.2 billion to the UK economics but also plays an important role in our society. Enhancing healthy lives and communities, whilst maintaining sustainable landscapes and protecting our environment.


The new standard Horticulture Landscaping Operative apprenticeship delivered by Bicton College and Duchy College aims to help secure vital specialist skills to secure the future of the industry.


“With skills shortages within the Horticulture and Landscaping industry at regional and national levels there has never been a better time to ensure apprentices have the right skills to meet your business needs.” commented Sarah Hernandez, Business Development Manager for the rural sector at CCB Training.


Ben Ruscombe-King, Head Gardener at Hotel Endsleigh, Tavistock said: “Watching our first apprentice develop into a knowledgeable and valued member of the team has encouraged us to take on a new apprentice. Having someone trained in the workplace means you have someone who fully understands the peculiarities of this particular garden.”


“Whether you work in public parks and gardens, green spaces, historic gardens, private gardens and estates or in nurseries and retail outlets,”


“The Horticulture Landscape apprenticeship has been developed to deliver core skills and knowledge for your apprentice plus it offers you both the flexibility to choose a pathway into horticulture or landscaping construction, whichever suits your business.” Continued Sarah.


“Apprenticeships are a great way to develop your staff and grow your business,” she explained.
“If you are interested in taking on an apprentice there is funding available plus a £1,000 incentive when you employ a 16-18 year old apprentice.”

To find out more about Horticulture and Landscaping apprenticeships at Bicton College and Duchy College contact CCB Training’s Apprenticeship Recruitment Team on 0330 123 4785, apprenticeships@duchy.ac.uk or visit their website www.ccbtraining.co.uk or to view current apprenticeship vacancies visit www.duchy.ac.uk/apprenticeship-hub.


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