The trainees, who have all been selected based upon their horticultural skills and passion to learn more about the industry, are now working across the entire nursery business, learning skills from each team. Training also includes internally delivered modules, including Plant Physiology & Nomenclature, Pest & Disease Recognition and Control, Crop Irrigation and Nutrition.
Hillier has a growing heritage of more than 150 years. Inspiring future generations is a big aim for the company and the Nurseries trainee grower programme allows passing on of age-old growing techniques and experience as a foundation to develop the latest technologies and innovations.
Charles Carr, Head of the Wholesale Nurseries at Hillier, said: "We strongly believe in investing in people, which is why our team is constantly evolving. Our four new recruits have made a great start and we look forward to helping their horticultural careers grow."
Hillier employs more than 500 people across its wholesale nursery, trees and garden centres.
Sarah Mills, Head of Wholesale at Hillier, said: "Hillier is proud of our new trainee growers who all bring with them enthusiasm, horticultural knowledge and the ambition to do a great job. They will work, learn and develop alongside our already strong and focused nursery team."