A Commercial Horticulturist will be involved with growing, distributing and selling of commercial crops such as field crops, soft fruit and cut flowers. They will be employed by growers, farms and nurseries and will oversee maintenance and cultivation of the crop and negotiate contracts with buyers such as supermarkets.
Formal qualifications are not necessarily required for this position an apprenticeship would be a good starting point, although a degrees in horticulture, agriculture, soil/earth sciences or another related subject would be beneficial.
Good communication skills, a hands-on practical approach to work, good IT and administration skills, good at project management, able to prioritise and organise your workload and able to work as part of a team or on your own initiative.
£16,000 to £21,000