- Why is the horticultural apprenticeship scheme important to Squire’s?
It is important for us to have employees that are knowledgeable and experienced in plants. We want to train and nurture our employees to work in our plant areas so they have the necessary skills and knowledge to accurately advise and assist our customers.
We are looking to recruit apprentices who want a career in horticulture, have a desire to learn new skills and are prepared to put these skills into practice in the workplace. The successful candidate must be passionate and enthusiastic about plants.
Across the 16 centres in the plant department to gain horticultural experience. All our Plant Managers have an abundance of knowledge and skills which we want our apprentices to be able to experience and learn from by working alongside.
- What will your apprentices do?
We will sponsor you on RHS level 2 and 3 at Merrist Wood College, by paying your tuition fees and allowing you to attend college one day a week, during your working hours.
During the training, you will be transferred between the centres, working a few months in one before moving on to another.
Some of the exciting things that you will do is attend Plant Area Manager meetings, Hampton Court Flower Show and assist the running of the plant centre workshops.
In addition to the above, our Apprenticeship Scheme contains a combination of on and off the job training with access to a wide variety of training materials including online e-learning modules, RHS Wisley training and the support from the Senior Management Team.
Throughout your training, you will be working across different Squire’s centres.
We pay all our apprentices the current rate for your age and not the lower apprentice national minimum wage.
- Will I get a permanent job at the end of the scheme?
During the two-year Apprenticeship Scheme, we would look to place you in an available plant role at one of our 16 garden centres.
This is a fantastic opportunity to join a successful customer focused company which is creative, fast paced, energetic and friendly giving people pleasure from plants.
RHS Membership – we offer all our apprentices free student membership while studying your RHS qualifications.