About Horticulture

Horticulturists work in a range of different areas from helping farmers by researching plants and providing them with information on how to improve growth, to helping develop plants for nurseries and garden centres which would need to be grown in large quantities whilst retaining quality and maintaining a good price.

A horticulturist will know the science behind the different plants, flowers and greenery, they will conduct research into gardening, landscaping, plant propagation, crop production, plant breeding, genetic engineering, plant biochemistry and plant physiology with a view to helping develop resistance to pests and disease or creating gardens, recreational areas and parks to help preserve our natural resources.

In Norfolk the John Innes Centre specialises in researching many areas including plant health, crop sustainability and future food supplies all of which inevitably plays a role in all our daily lives.

Horticulture is also the sector the makes sure our countryside is preserved and public places such as forests, woodlands, nature reserves, gardens and endangered plants are maintained, this is very important for lots of reasons, such as tourism and the environment!

There are a whole range of different job roles that you could do within the sector from head gardener, weed control technician, horticultural manager, plant scientist to forestry worker and greenkeeper.

The Agriculture industry as a whole has lots of good websites and many openings for training. Have a look and see what you can find locally to you!

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Horticulture Apprentice - Level 2
Closing Date:
3rd June 2024
Salary:
£22,308
Location:
Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk
Summary Come and join us on a National Trust apprenticeship where we will support and develop you to play an integral part in our work to protect historic sites, tackle climate change, and help people and nature thrive. You do not need experience for this rol...
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Trials Coordinator Apprenticeship - The British Society of Plant Breeders
Closing Date:
10th June 2024
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£ 15652 per year
Location:
Ely,, Cambs
Employer Description We are a membership organisation who represent plant breeders in the UK. Our members range from large multi nationals to independent SMEs. Our activities range from Royalty collection on protected varieties, Trials operations to see new va...
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When I was 15 and trying to decide what A-levels I wanted to choose, I had no idea what I wanted to do! I loved Art and could describe in words vividly what I wanted to say, so I chose History of Art, Art and English. After that I was considering a Foundation...
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25th May 2023
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Woodbridge, Suffolk
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Thetford Conservation Group: mid-end April 2022
Sessions run from 10.30am – 1.00pm on Wednesday and Thursday mornings.  Join us for either – or both!
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Suffolk Wildlife Trust Teen Career Fair
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19th March 2022
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Lackford Lakes Nature Reserve, Suffolk
Join Suffolk Wildlife Trust for our teen career fair! We shall have real colleagues from reserves, learning, Income generation, conservation, membership and visitor experience sharing their knowledge and tips on how to get into roles like theirs.
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