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Maggi Young

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RHS work placement at Harlow Carr
« on: April 29, 2024, 12:50:42 PM »
 from RHS  Learning : " Our RHS Garden Harlow Carr are offering the opportunity for one individual to join as a Professional Work Placement in Alpines and Streamside starting in September 2024. The Alpine Zone and the Streamside at RHS Harlow Carr sits at the heart of the site and has inspired visitors for many years.

Throughout this placement the individual will work within the Garden’s departments and with its teams and individuals to gain knowledge, skills, training and experience of Alpines and Streamside plants in the work-based context to prepare them for professional life in the industry. To be eligible to apply the applicant must have an existing Level 2 horticultural qualification and at least three months’ worth of practical experience in a professional horticultural environment

As part of our dedicated team, they will spend part of the working week on Streamside and woodland edge working with plants that grow in this unique environment and the other part learning specialist growing techniques along with maintenance tasks to grow alpines all year round. They will also gain experience in the glasshouse by helping to propagate specialist plants.

The paid placement is for one full year, meaning they get to spend the time fully immersed in the seasonality of this area of the garden and whilst there are some guided learning tasks, the programme is very much about practical experience and does not result in a formal qualification, so there are no exams."

Margaret Young in Aberdeen, North East Scotland Zone 7 -ish!

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