Binsted, Fleurie and Walberton Nurseries have advertised for 5 Apprentice Growers to join their teams starting in Autumn 2021. This is the first time the Nurseries have had the opportunity to get involved in such an exciting apprenticeship scheme suited specifically to our industry sector. The Apprenticeship is expected to last 2 years during which time apprentices will learn all aspects of growing a successful crop including general care, watering, feeding, monitoring and adjusting the growing environment, and undertake plant protection training to allow them to spray crops and apply biological controls. The Apprenticeships are run in conjunction with Pershore College, where Apprentices will undertake the formal aspect of their qualifications. This wide variety of skills and formal training will give Apprentices an Advanced Level 3 qualification equivalent to an A Level, with prospects of developing into skilled Crop Technicians, Growers and Supervisors.
Prospective candidates can read more detail about the 5 Apprenticeship positions available, and apply directly via this link on the Gov.uk website.