Work Experience

Cultivate London exists to support young people to gain the skills and competencies they need in order to access ongoing employment. We offer a range of training opportunities, including work experience and qualifications. You can join any time if you are:

  • A young person who is currently unemployed and no longer engaged in education
  • Aged between 16-24 years old
  • Keen to work and learn outdoors on urban farms

We also offer short-term work experience placements for local students who are interested in learning more about urban farming and horticulture.

We provide practical, hands on work experience and training in:

  • Sowing, planting and caring for
  • Landscape gardening (e.g. strimming, pruning, edging, garden design)
  • Constructing growing sites
  • Health and safety
  • Manual handling
  • Sales and customer service


Each year, Cultivate London is able to offer a small number of paid Apprenticeships. We currently employ several Apprentices, and hope to be able to hire more soon.

Cultivate London Apprentices will achieve a Diploma in Amenity Horticulture, delivered by Caple Manor College, whilst working 28 hours each week. An apprenticeship lasts two years.

Trainee Feedback

"This experience has really transformed me. At first I couldn’t even face talking to anyone, and now I am here every day"

"I feel more confident and more optimistic about my future. I feel like I have a useful skill to offer people."


Get in touch

If you’re interested in finding out more about what we do and how we do it, please get in touch, we’d love to hear from you. Email us, call us on +44 (0)208 992 4941 or find us at Cultivate London Plant Nursery, Enfield Road, W3 8RA.