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Apprenticeships and Management Trainee Programmes

We’re passionate about creating opportunities for young people in horticulture.

If you’re keen to have a career in our sector and can answer ‘yes’ to all the questions below,
then get in touch today.

Do you…

Have a passion to work in the great outdoors?

Care about plants and the environment?

Are you…

Keen to earn while you learn?

Looking for personal and professional growth?

Like a long-term career?

What’s available

There has never been a better time to embark on a career in horticulture. 

With so many opportunities available, it promises to be very rewarding for those who embark on the journey. 

Our initiatives provide the prospect for adding to, and learning from, the wealth of expertise already here within our business. 

We look forward to seeing many future industry leaders emerging from our programmes.

What you can expect

  • Competitive rates of pay (not apprentice rates)
  • Apprenticeship mentoring
  • Rotation between three areas of production; containerised plants, field grown trees and forestry seedlings
  • Qualifications
  • Profit share bonus scheme
  • Ongoing training and career development
  • Company pension 
  • Staff engagement and socials
  • Plenty of fresh air
  • Paid holidays and company sick pay
  • Private health care scheme

Kyle Ross, our Container Unit Production Manager – who completed our Trainee Manager Programme in 2018 – says: “Wyevale Nurseries offer so much support to their Apprentices and Trainee Managers, who are given every opportunity to shine and thrive. 

“Valuable skills are gained, as well as invaluable plant and technical knowledge, that can be applied to all aspects of horticulture.”

Our success stories

We currently have eight team members who have graduated from these initiatives into more senior roles. Or are actively working through our schemes.

Carla Nash, voted 2016 Midland Regional Grower’s Apprentice of the Year, successfully completed her apprenticeship with us. She is now our Potting and Resource Supervisor. 

Harry Downes graduated from our Trainee Manager Programme in 2021, working through a COVID-19 struck season. He now holds the role of our Propagation Supervisor.

Cian Lynch and Sam Lloyd both passed through our Apprentice Programme in 2021 and now have the positions of Senior Business Support Administrator and Potting Shed Team Leader respectively.

More to come

Josh Pascoe joined us as an apprentice in September 2021.

Julia Germaniuk is working towards completing our Trainee Manager course.

Get in touch

If you’d like to find out more and to apply for our Apprenticeships and Management Trainee Programmes, please email for an informal and friendly initial chat.