DCF invests in the future of plant health

The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is proud to be a supporter of the Royal Society of Biology’s (RSB) Plant Health Undergraduate Summer Studentship Programme for 2019. Read more

Ellie a past studentship winner.

Tenth anniversary for Westland’s Rising Stars

The programme for the annual campaign was announced and entries are now open to find up and coming employees at garden centres who show great potential and would benefit from the opportunity to further their skills and experiences as part of the Rising Stars Program. Read more

Would £2,500 help your horticultural research?

A new Horticultural Research Scholarship has been launched by the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) to support applied research within the horticulture industry. Read more

BALI GoLandscape pledges support to YMCA Training to champion industry apprenticeships

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ (BALI) careers initiative, GoLandscape, has forged a partnership with YMCA Training to support their work on delivering industry apprenticeships in the wake of a 28% shortfall in the number of apprenticeships being undertaken in the UK. Read more

The search is on for two new apprentices

One of the UK’s leading commercial nurseries has announced this month (August 2018) that it is looking for two new apprentices. Wyevale Nurseries in Hereford is calling for people to apply for its two-year Horticultural Apprenticeship, which will start in September 2018. Read more

Carla Nash, Team Leader on the Moving Crew at Wyevale and Sam Lloyd, a first-year apprentice.

BALI-NCF works with leading power tools manufacturer to reduce accidents

BALI-NCF, the grounds maintenance industry’s National Contractors Forum, part of the British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI), and STIHL GB, joined forces recently to deliver best in class hedge trimmer training to 30 contractor companies at four land-based colleges across the UK. Read more

BALI-NCF Train the Trainer Oatridge College

Sow the seeds for a fresh career this New Year

Pave the way for a new direction in 2018 with online gardening courses that fit lessons from experts around busy lifestyles. Read more

Perennial funds new horticultural traineeship at West Dean Gardens

Perennial, the UK’s only charity dedicated to helping all horticulturists in times of need, is delighted to confirm a new partnership with West Dean Gardens, part of The Edward James Foundation, a charitable education trust located on the 6,400 acre West Dean Estate in West Sussex Read more

Download e-learning courses now from Learning Plus

Learning Plus is a leading e-learning supplier, with a range of over 250 courses. These include a full range of Health and Safety and compliance courses endorsed by RoSPA and AIM awards that can be taken from any internet enabled device. Read more

Tom Hall-Martell

New legislation affecting sale of garden chemicals

From 26th November most garden retailers will be required by law to have a trained and certificated member of staff available when they sell garden chemicals.  The HTA and Crop Protection Association have a solution. Read more

Developing Business Leaders and Specialist Management and Supervisory Training

Cedar Associates offer a suite of effective Management Development Programmes. Read more

BASIS helps Green-tech enhance professional standards

Green-tech, who is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year; reinforces its commitment to investing in people by sending its team out in force. Five people have attended rigorous BASIS training courses to strengthen the company’s inhouse expertise. Read more

Josh, Andrew, Cameron, Roger and Glenn - all BASIS trained Jan 2019

Get set for Spring with HTA Practical Workshops

What better way to ensure sales opportunities are maximised this spring than by booking onto a HTA Workshop. The workshops target specific areas of visual merchandising within a garden centre, including chemicals and fertilisers, and gifting. We are also offering our popular Selling More Plants workshop. Read more

Calling students of commercial and production horticulture

Students studying any aspect of commercial or production horticulture can get their hands on £1,500 to help with their education. Read more

Hillier Nurseries Trainee Programme champions next generation of growers

Hillier Nurseries has recruited four trainee growers as part of the company’s ongoing investment in the future and the development of its production team. Read more

Hillier horticultural trainees

BALI partners with Capel Manor College to launch Landscape Construction Diploma

BALI, through its nationwide GoLandscape initiative, has supported BALI Training Provider member Capel Manor College in developing and launching a brand new Advanced Diploma in Landscape Construction (Level 3). Read more

Decking - Capel Manor

Green-tech’s Training the Trainer Chemical workshop heralded a success

Green-tech’s Chemical Workshop – training the trainer; held at BALI Head office in Stoneleigh, Coventry on 26th July has been heralded a great success by the delegates who attended. Read more

Bionema launch new specialist biopesticide training courses to increase product efficacy

Bionema have developed new, specialist biopesticide training courses to help participants understand and maximise the potential of these highly effective biologically based products which protect and enhance crops, plants and amenity areas. Read more

Learningwithexperts to offer RHS gardening qualifications online

The RHS has approved award-winning online learning provider Learningwithexperts.com 
(formerly MyGardenSchool) as an accredited provider of RHS gardening qualifications. Read more

Crown Group announces apprentice investment

Construction and landscaping specialist Crown Group has announced plans to increase its investment in apprenticeships as part of its strategic expansion of the business. Read more

(L-r) Apprentice Dominik Colbron with Gareth Emberton and former apprentice Richard Moss.

Wyevale Nurseries re-opens Management Trainee Programme

Wyevale Nurseries has re-opened its Management Trainee Programme and is calling for people to apply for a position. Read more

Andy Johnson

More chat from the aisles of the Garden Press Event

A new website for Westland, Showa’s bio-degradable gardening gloves, Eden Project seeds, a 10,000 strong Facebook community of Garden Goddesses and Hozelock’s electric weed killer were some of the innovations on show at the Garden Press event. Read more

Hozelock Thermal Weeder

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