The Royal Botanc Garden Edinburgh is launching a Modern Apprenticeship scheme in horticulture this summer which aims to teach the highest standards of professional practice to our trainees by offering a structured training programme integrated in all our Gardens areas. The scheme will provide participants with the opportunity to gain practical experience and knowledge, based on the horticultural operations at RBGE.
During the two years, apprentices will gain work experience in each of the horticultural sections at Edinburgh: arboriculture, alpine, display and research glasshouses, herbaceous, turf and nursery. As part of this work experience, on the job training and mentoring will be delivered by RBGE staff, with a focus on practical skills to carry out real tasks. Each Apprentice will also attend Oatridge College on a day release basis, where they will study towards an SVQ Level 2 in Amenity Horticulture.
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