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Rheanna Quinn is in her second year of a level 2 horticultural apprentice at The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens Harlow Carr RHS Gardens Harlow Carr has given me an experience to remember, not only for the horticultural experience, but for my personal growth as well. Horticulture has always been on the back burner for me, more of a hobby that I would enjoy and help at home with. It wasn’t until I wanted to be outside and want to learn

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Aiden Couzens completed his level 2 horticultural apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society in 2020 and is now employed as a horticulturalist in the new wellbeing garden at Wisley I was lucky enough to have been raised with a good sized and mature garden at my disposal. From a young age, I followed my parents around as they worked on the garden, my mother especially encouraged me to join in. I remember one of the first things I grew by

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Giselle Silvester completed her level 2 horticultural apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society RHS Garden Rosemoor in 2020 and is now employed as an edibles specialist horticultural placement Horticulture is the career I always wanted but I didn’t realise this until a few years ago. I’ve always loved the outdoors, practical and creative work, underpinned by theory and with the ultimate purpose of making the world a better place. Originally, I trained in technical theatre which ticks a number of

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Laura Teijido Rey is currently in the second year of her level 2 arborist apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society Bridgewater I grew up really close to the mountains and used to hike with my family during weekends. I always knew I wanted to work outdoors protecting the environment. A few years ago I started became passionate about trees and, in 2017, while volunteering with the rangers in the Lake District, I worked with the woodland area ranger who taught

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Ryan studied the level 2 and 3 horticulture apprenticeships at Capel Manor College “Before I came to Capel Manor college, I had been working in post-production for the film industry. It was a lot of sitting down in windowless rooms for long periods of time—not great for my physical or mental health.” “I didn’t always know exactly what I wanted to study, but once I started volunteering, I found myself really enjoying garden maintenance and creating displays, as well as

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Mia Khorasani, a graduate sales apprentice at Emerson Automation Solutions, shares her story and explains how she’s using her new skills, developed with the help of Mercuri International, to change her life Communication techniques Mia says: “During my sales apprenticeship we have practised and focused extensively on effective communication techniques. With the help of my LDC (learning and development coach) Tom, we have explored how to communicate in the most appropriate way using the right tools. This experience has really

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Dylan Sanderson and Josh White explain what it’s like to be a Liberty apprentice Dylan is an 18 year old doing an electrical engineering degree apprenticeship and is in his first year of five. “I’ve always liked engineering. I made stuff for my mates like go-karts when I was younger and then I did resistant materials in school and decided I liked it. I did engineering at college level and once I finished there, thought I’d get an apprenticeship.” “All

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Josh, a mechanical engineer at Associated British Ports, would highly recommend an apprenticeship with HETA After completing my A-levels in 2014, I joined HETA. I was originally interested in going to university to study mechanical engineering, but I felt that the apprenticeship route would be more beneficial, as it offered ‘hands-on’ experience. Following the recruitment process, I was able to secure an interview with Associated British Ports (ABP). Having been successful, I was offered a four-year advanced apprenticeship in mechanical

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L’Oréal and Pearson College London degree apprentice Dan Cook on how an apprenticeship opens doors into the professional world Why did you choose a degree apprenticeship over a degree? I chose a degree apprenticeship because of the professional experience it provides alongside your studies. It gives you your first step into the professional world that you might not get otherwise and definitely gives you an advantage when looking for a job in the future. What was your experience of the

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Pearson College London degree apprentice and communication assistant Katie Fiddaman, who is studying a BA (Hons) in business management, on why PR, marketing and journalism appealed to her Why did you choose a degree apprenticeship? When I finished sixth-form at 17, I decided that university wasn’t for me as from the age of 15, I had been working in part-time and full-time roles and I enjoyed working and earning money.  However, I knew I wanted to continue to learn and

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