Kew Apprenticeship in Botanical Horticulture
Sign on for our 3 year practical horticulture course with day release option.
Kew Apprentices from scheme 1 and 2
The three-year Kew Apprenticeship aims to teach the highest standards of professional horticultural practice by offering a structured training in amenity and botanical horticulture. The Apprenticeship provides participants with the opportunity to gain practical experience and an understanding of the horticultural operations at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew.
Each Apprentice will be granted day release to attend a local horticultural college, where they will study for a recognised horticultural qualification - e.g. the RHS certificate.
A Kew Apprentice will gain work experience in each of the three Horticultural Sections: Arboretum & Horticultural Services, Great Glasshouses & Training, and Hardy Display. As part of this work experience, on-the-job training will be arranged and delivered by garden managers and trainers, with a focus on practical skills using real tasks.
Complete the application pack which contains the application forms and guidance notes on how to apply.Download application forms
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Mangles' everlasting is an attractive ornamental, native to south-western Australia and introduced to Europe by Captain James Mangles.