Volunteer Training Programme and Paid Internships

Cultivate London Now Recruiting!

Cultivate London are now recruiting for our March 2015 Training Programme (2nd March – 8th May 2015), the first of 2015!

The programme comprises a 2.5 month volunteer placement with Cultivate London and a 2-week 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. Training takes place across our three sites in South Acton (our new home base!), Isleworth and Brentford. All expenses are covered, including lunch, travel and equipment costs.

Following the 2.5 months with Cultivate London, trainees are matched with a suitable local business, where they complete a two-week work placement. Examples of businesses with whom we are collaborating to provide work experience are Amey (who hold a contract with Ealing Council), 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.

Also, brand new this year is the chance for youth to take part in Cultivate London’s PAID Internship Programme upon completion of our volunteer programme in May. We will be offering two paid placements within our core business to two graduates of our volunteer programme who demonstrate a keen interest in what we do, and a willingness to work hard. Internships will be three months long, and will provide interns the opportunity for more in-depth participation in our award-winning social enterprise. It will look great on a CV too!

Taster sessions will be available during the last week of February (Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th). Everyone (16-24 years old) is welcome, regardless of their horticulture experience, and no commitment is required. We simply offer the opportunity to come down and work with us for an afternoon and see how things work at Cultivate London.

If you are interested in taking part, get in touch with Kevin on 07875 013 829, or by email.

We look forward to hearing from you!