Calling all 16 – 24 year olds: We are recruiting for our June Traineeship!

Cultivate London are now recruiting for our June training programme (10th June – 25th September 2014), and encourage anyone interested in the programme to get in touch with Adrienne on 0780 565 8934 or send an email.

We are offering “taster sessions” during the 1st week of June (Tues 3rd, Wed 4th, Thurs 5th), during which you are welcome to come along and try working with us for an afternoon, see how things work at Cultivate London, and whether to programme might be for you. No commitment necessary! Everyone (16-24 years old) is welcome, regardless of horticulture experience.

Our traineeship comprises a three-month placement with Cultivate London, and a 1-month work placement at another enterprise. While at Cultivate London, trainees learn a wide range of basic horticulture skills, have the opportunity to achieve a level one qualification in practical horticulture, maths and literacy, and be involved in many aspects of the running of our award-winning social enterprise, from seed sowing to harvest and sales.

Following the three months with Cultivate London, trainees are then be placed with a suitable business, where they will complete a one-month work placement. Examples of businesses with whom we are collaborating to provide work experience are Amey (who hold a contract with the Royal Parks), Walpole Gardens, Chiswick House Gardens and Octink, among others.

This is a great first step to becoming work-ready, and is a fantastic option for youth who are looking to get out there and try something new, while building their CV.

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