Agricultural, Environmental and Animal Care Case Studies

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Emily Marston did a level 2 trailblazer apprenticeship in horticulture at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) I had a strong sense that I wanted a career that would have a positive ecological impact and could improve urban living. However, I knew I needed to understand a lot more about how plants grow and what kind of maintenance they require. I found that university was not right for me, so I did various volunteering and temporary roles to try to build

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Francesco’s horticulture apprenticeship with Capel Manor College marked the beginning of a career move into horticulture Formerly an architect, Francesco was driven by a longstanding passion for growing plants and a desire to learn more about the environmental aspects of horticulture. When Capel Manor College partnered with The Game Fair to design and create the world’s largest show garden, Francesco was part of the team that helped bring this design to life. Spanning over an acre and with various areas

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Charlotte started with a level 1 diploma in gardening and landscaping at Capel Manor College Charlotte was 18 years old when she first came to Capel Manor College. She progressed from the introductory course to a level 2 intermediate apprenticeship in horticulture before moving on to her level 3 advanced apprenticeship in horticulture working with the London Borough of Enfield. The training was broad and included grass cutting and mowing techniques, grounds maintenance, line marking, nature conservation, weeding and much

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George Beddis, of Lydney, chose to study a level 2 mixed farming apprenticeship at Hartpury College “I grew up in Lydney with no connections to farming and agriculture. I wanted to get a qualification and work at the same time but I didn’t want to be in college all the time—so an apprenticeship was the ideal choice.” “I chose to study the level 2 mixed farming apprenticeship at Hartpury and I loved it so much, I continued to level 3.

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Annie Price, 21, has nearly finished her trees and timber intermediate apprenticeship (level 2) at Capel Manor College and wants to progress to an advanced apprenticeship (level 3)

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