If you’re searching for a practical horticulture training course, we’re currently on the lookout for apprentices to join us at our world famous gardens in September 2012.
The 12-month course, in association with Cornwall’s Duchy College, give budding gardeners the chance to learn while they earn, and to get under their belt a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture.
The horticulture apprenticeship offers participants the opportunity to:
- get paid while they learn, with a training allowance provided by Eden – thanks to the Finnis Scott Foundation
- receive quality advice and support from Eden’s experienced horticultural team as well as one day a week’s formal training with Duchy College
- gain a qualification widely recognised within the industry – a Level 2 Diploma in Work Based Horticulture (formerly known as NVQ), considered to be equivalent to five good GCSEs. One of our current apprentices, Katie McBride, has just scooped the coveted Institute of Horticulture Prize.
- learn the craft on the job, with stints in different areas of our gardens, including the outer estate, the outdoor gardens, the Rainforest and Mediterranean Biomes, the nursery and even our temporary displays.
The practical side of the course, based at Eden, will see apprentices doing everything from tending tropical plants such as coffee and bananas to harvesting vegetables in our Global Gardens allotments to getting their hands dirty on our wild outer estate.
How to apply
Visit our careers pages to download an application form, which must be completed and submitted by 6 July 2012.