Architectural Plants hosted the event at its new nursery in Pulborough which began with a presentation from Sean Towey, southern regional manager for Burleys, outlining the company’s structure, key markets and career paths.
He said: "We were delighted to support Brinsbury and its budding professionals as both a regional and local education/industry partner. We were particularly impressed with our audience’s engagement, especially when we got into the mock interview sessions, with some clearly inspiring and hopefully inspired candidates showing both an interest and career focus beyond the current training. Suffice to say we wish all well whatever path they choose including, we hope, Burleys."
All the students then took part in practice interviews with a panel of Burley’s management team.
Meanwhile, Ed Nugent and his nursery experts trained students in potting up plants ready for sale.
"This sort of work experience and industry contacts are invaluable for students looking to progress into the workplace. We really can’t thank Architectural Plants and Burleys enough for their time and commitment to this event," said Mark Howard, course leader at Brinsbury.
As a result of the day, several students have been offered work experience placements across the region.
Burley’s already have a number of Brinsbury apprentices on the team one of whom helped the college with an award for a show garden at this year’s Ideal Home Show.