The Garden Centre Group’s top two apprentices enjoy a week at The Royal Botanic Gardens in Edinburgh.
The Garden Centre Group not only offers their apprentices a qualification and a career that could last a lifetime but also recently sent two of their top apprentices to spend a week at Edinburgh Botanic Garden to develop the skills and knowledge.
Leigh MorrisAssociate Director of Horticulture (Learning) writes “The Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh (RBGE) were absolutely delighted to welcome Jade and Toby to spend a week with us working in our Gardens team and I hope that they gained a valuable insight into the wonderful world of botanical gardens.
“Their enthusiasm and application was fantastic and we very much welcome the link with commercial horticulture and look forward to it developing with our own RBGE Apprentices getting the opportunity in future to spend time in a planteria of a large garden centre.”
One of the lucky apprentices Jade Goodwin writes “It’s a shame that our visit ended here, another week, or month, or just forever wouldn’t have been enough time to properly explore every crevice of this fascinating and enthralling place.
“Hopefully I can keep in contact with some of the amazing people I have met here, and see them on my return to the garden. Once wasn’t enough, and even if I come as a tourist the next time, it’s an experience no one could ever forget!”
Personal development does not stop at the end of the apprenticeship; every employee has their own dedicated learning path on the online training system that contains over 150 hours of Learning. This recently was given endorsement from Pershore College giving all the staff quality qualifications while working.
There are still places available but time is running out. Applications close on the 1st September. To apply or to find out more information than visit www.thegardencentregroup.co.uk/careers