Careers


Vocational route into horticulture with RHS Qualifications

RHS Qualifications are an awarding organisation regulated by OFQUAL, offering RHS qualifications at Level 2 and Level 3 for those looking to career change into the horticultural industry. Learners can study part-time, and learn practical skills and theoretical knowledge at over 85 approved centres throughout the UK, or theory only via distance-learning.

Enrolment generally in September, in line with the academic year.


Great Dixter Student Placements

Including the Great Dixter Nursery Traineeship, Christopher Lloyd Scholarship, Anne Wright Scholarship, Chanticleer USA Christopher Lloyd Scholarship at Great Dixter and other placements.

Contact Great Dixter for closing date. Chanticleer Scholarship closes 30 November.


RHS Master of Horticulture

The Master of Horticulture (MHort) qualification is designed for those who wish to grow their career in a flexible way. It is an online degree-level award studied over three to five years, providing an affordable and high-quality learning experience, which links candidates to a range of professional networks and provides improved managerial skills.

Applications open on 1 May until 31st July each year for October start.


Apprenticeships

By Ros Burnley, PlantNetwork Board Member & Adrow Ltd. It is National Apprenticeship Week (4th-8th March 2019) and a good time to celebrate that the horticulture industry has been working since 2014 to take advantage of apprenticeship reforms in England that put employers in control of apprenticeship content.  Horticulture was […]


Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme

The Historic and Botanic Garden Trainee Programme provides practical and theoretical training in the skills needed to work in a historic or botanic garden. The programme provides specialist training through written projects, plant idents, a daily journal, tools training and work experience as part of the garden team.

Applications usually open 1st March – 1st April for September start


Professional Gardeners’ Guild

The PGG Traineeship is an opportunity to gain practical skills in the workplace at three world class historic or botanic gardens for those seeking a career as a professional gardener/ horticulturist.

Deadline for applications usually around 10th May for August/September start