Next month's introduction of the Government apprenticeship levy could offer good value for money for horticultural businesses, Rachel Anderson discovers.
National Living Wage, seasonal labour, apprenticeship levy, automation and robotics
Increasing visitor numbers, more self-employment, training developments and disease risk.
The Government response to the parks inquiry report, funding, staffing and public profile.
A wide variety of options for training and finding work are available for people entering the horticulture profession from outside the sector, writes Jack Shamash.
Training for gardens staff can be arranged through colleges or by bringing in skilled artisans on-site, Alan Sargent explains.
Spye Farm Ltd Wiltshire
Private Estate - Maidstone Near Maidstone, Kent
Green Space and Bereavement Services Manager - Neighbourhood Services
Bridgend County Borough Council Bridgend, Bridgend (Pen-y-bont ar Ogwr)
Horticultural Marketing Officer
The Scottish Government Edinburgh & Glasgow
Parks & Open Spaces Improvement Officer
East Devon District Council Knowle, Sidmouth, Devon