Wyevale Nurseries launches broad-based graduate trainee programme

Hereford based Wyevale Nurseries is to launch a graduate trainee programme open to graduates of all degree disciplines.

Kyle Ross and Steve Reed

Andy Johnson, managing director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: "This year we will be launching our Graduate Trainee Programme, which is not only open to those wishing to go into nursery production but any element of the business including finance, IT, sales or marketing. The programme is open to graduates of all degree disciplines.

"This is a two-year programme that covers all areas of the business. What we are looking for from our potential Graduate Trainees is a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and that they enjoy being challenged to come up with solutions.

"We want them to be innovative using not only their ideas but also assessing and supporting others’ ideas. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own learning and should be able to demonstrate a proactive attitude towards learning opportunities. We want candidates to also be career-minded, ambitious and flexible in their approach.

"Upon successful completion of the programme, it is anticipated that we shall be able to match trainees to a suitable role with the company which would benefit from their particular strengths."

Kyle Ross has been recently been promoted to production manager at Wyevale Containers Division and Chris King has accepted the role of assistant production manager at Wyevale Transplants Division. 

They both undertook Wyevale Nurseries’ in-house, two-year management trainee programme, which covered all areas of the business.

Ross will be reporting to Steve Reed, production director of the Container Division, and will be responsible for biosecurity, growing, stock control, crop protection and product development. 

King will report to Ray Jenkins, production director of the Transplant Division, and will be responsible for supporting all production activities, stock control, production records and crop costing. 

Meanwhile, The Midland Regional Growers have awarded the apprentice of the year aware to Max Baily, from Cotswold Garden Flowers. He received the award, an engraved glass and £100 in tokens from Alan Titchmarsh at Malvern Flower Show.


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