Growing job opportunities

Friday 19 June 2015

Jobs in landscaping, tree surgery and garden centres await Shuttleworth College students who have completed their BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Horticulture.

The group will be able to offer employers and customers a sterling skill set, having won Silver at the national Ideal Home Young Gardener of the Year competition.

As they prepare for work in the great outdoors, the students all agreed that the College had given them a great grounding in their chosen field.

Daniel Mann, aged 17, of Shefford, Beds will be working at Frosts, Woburn Sands while going on to further studies including his Royal Horticultural Society Masters Degree.

John Paul, aged 26, of Stevenage, Herts is looking to set up his own landscape and gardening business.

Robert Parish, 18, of Swavesey, Cambs is going onwards and upwards to become a tree surgeon or groundsman.

Shaun Crisp, 19, of Eynesbury, Cambs wants to be an aboriculturalist or groundsman.

Christopher Berwick, 26, of Little Paxton, Cambs is to come a full-time gardener having already a part-time job.

Drew McAloon, 19, of Westoning, Beds is starting his own business in landscaping or arboriculture.

Joshua Samuel-Perry, aged 21, of Letchworth, Herts, is looking for an apprenticeship as a tree surgeon.

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