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Information and resources to help you start or develop your career in horticulture, including qualifications and courses for work in plant production, professional gardening, landscape design & construction, arboriculture, greenkeeping, groundsmanship and garden retailing.  Information on this page is compiled in association with Grow.

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Landscape training - Skills factor

Landscape training - Skills factor

Landscape business that go the extra mile to train apprentices are now earning greater recognition in the battle against skills shortages, Jez Abbott reports.

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Apprenticeships - Trailblazers emerge

Industry bodies have been setting up trailblazer groups to establish horticulture apprenticeships under the Government's new framework, Jonathan Tilley reports.

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Apprenticeships: Employers in charge

Major Government changes to apprenticeships put employers in the driving seat. Is horticulture ready? Jez Abbott finds out.

Careers - Growing and selling

Careers - Growing and selling

Business and marketing knowhow is just as important as plant knowledge for those producing and selling plants, Rachel Anderson finds.

Careers - Landscape skills

Careers - Landscape skills

Skills in community engagement, sustainability and IT are among the new essentials for amenity horticulture and landscaping, Rachel Anderson hears.

Careers In Horticulture - Next generation

Careers In Horticulture - Next generation

Coming up through the ranks, the YoungHorts tell Sarah Cosgrove why they want to work in the industry.

Recruitment shift

Recruitment shift

Horticultural colleges are finding new ways to attract recruits after fees were forced up for older students, Jack Shamash reports.

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