Nursery apprentices awarded at Malvern as growers look to recruit

Last week, 13 students, who are part of the Midland Regional Growers Apprenticeship Scheme, visited the Malvern Spring Festival for the scheme's Apprentice of the Year Award.

Arthur Dawes and Billy Wilce, currently apprentices at Bransford Webbs, were part of this group, and met Alan Titchmarch, where he described to them how his career had started as an apprentice in horticulture.
The award was presented to Daniel Marshall of Glendale Horticulture by Alan Titchmarsh in the Festival Theatre at the show.
The Bransford Webbs Plant Company says it "has always been proud of its involvement in apprenticeship schemes and is keen to be involved in the future development and integration of the younger generation into the horticultural industry".
The two current apprentices are due to complete their studies in September, with new applications for the apprenticeship being advertised now.
Managing director Geoff Caesar said: "The Bransford Webbs Plant Company are dedicated to encouraging a new generation into production horticulture. Without our dedicated and highly skilled nursery staff, Bransford Webbs would not be in the position we are today".

The Midland Regional Growers group is looking to recruit 8+ apprentices who will all attend Pershore College part of the time during their 18/24 months of training commencing September 2017. 





Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Albizia

Albizia

Fluffy flowers and bipinnate foliage make these rarely seen shrubs and small trees highly prized, says Miranda Kimberley.

Pots and containers

Pots and containers

Taking advantage of the latest available sizes, shapes and formats could help you boost production as well as sales, Sally Drury suggests.

Pest & Disease Management - Fusarium patch

Pest & Disease Management - Fusarium patch

Avoid damage to ornamental lawns and sports turf


Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

Farrer On ... Why we need a land strategy

The idea that farming has something to do with housing supply may seem tenuous.

Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

Editorial ... Garden industry prospects and election pledges

After a disappointing rain-hit May, the garden industry will be heading into this weekend's second key bank holiday period buoyed by better weather - and a final boost for sales from publicity surrounding the RHS Chelsea Flower Show.

Dixon on... Progressive innovation

Dixon on... Progressive innovation

Horticulture is typified by innovative thinking. Leaders in change are producers of fresh produce propelled by cost reductions and price stagnation.


Follow us on:
  • Facebook
  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter
  • Google +
Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

Pest & Disease Tracker bulletin 

The latest pest and disease alerts, how to treat them, plus EAMU updates, sent direct to your inbox.

Sign up here

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.