South Staffordshire College wins horticulture apprenticeship deals

South Staffordshire College has secured two large horticulture apprenticeship contracts with over 80 places for promising trainees.

The apprentice programme will run for 15 months with 62 places at Stoke Council and 20 at grounds-maintenance company Greenfingers.

The College has trained fledgling horticultural staff for both employers for three years, said workforce development land-based manager John Renshaw.

"Stoke Council and Greenfingers are in the catchment area of other training providers but are happy with the quality of the service we have provided."

Training in plants, kit, safety and spraying are balanced with studies in key skills to improve candidates’ numeracy and literacy.

Last year just over nine-tenths of South Staffordshire College leavers found work or went university or into further training.

The college has four campuses, in Cannock, Lichfield, Tamworth and Rodbaston and offers largely vocational courses across several trades and professions.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Read These Next

Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us?

Horticulture Salary Survey: what do the past year’s job adverts tell us?

Business Award Winners' Insight for 2020 - Artemis Tree Services

Business Award Winners' Insight for 2020 - Artemis Tree Services

The winners of the 2019 Horticulture Week Business Awards reveal their priorities for 2020 and detail opportunities and challenges.

What can the latest chainsaws offer to make your work easier?

What can the latest chainsaws offer to make your work easier?


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

HW Top UK Arboriculture Businesses

See our exclusive RANKING of arboriculture businesses by annual turnover. 

BUSINESS LEADs

Build your business with the latest public sector tenders covering landscape, arboriculture, grounds care, production and kit supplies. To receive the latest tenders weekly to your inbox sign up for our Tenders Tracker bulletin here.

HORTICULTURE WEEK Custodian Awards

Find out more about the outstanding parks, gardens and arboricultural projects and teams that became our Custodian Award 2019 winners.

Jeremy Barrell On...

Jeremy Barrell

Tree consultant Jeremy Barrell reflects on the big issues in arboriculture.

Products & Kit Resources