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Working in Horticulture...

about 2 years ago by Natalie Smith

Working in horticulture…

At MorePeople we’ve got some really knowledgeable and passionate recruiters who specialise in the horticulture and agriculture sector.

Lycia and Sarah cover the whole of the UK working with some of the top clients and candidates in the industry, and are still as busy as ever day in day out finding candidates their dream jobs and clients their perfect candidates.

There are so many different types of roles available in the horticulture industry that we deal with on a daily basis. To name just a few;

·         Grower Managers

·         Junior Grower Managers

·         Plant Heath / Crop Manager

·         Nursery Managers

·         Propagation Managers

·         Technical Managers

·         IPM Specialists

In terms of location, horticulture jobs could see you in a variety of settings, such as Farm, Garden Centres or nurseries. You may wish to specialise in irrigation, propagation, husbandry - the list continues. Or maybe you’d like to become an expert in a certain type of fruit?

To see all of Lyica and Sarah’s current Horticulture vacancies, click here.

We've seen some fantastic progressions within the industry, and helped many candidates along their journey, as Lycia has witnessed;

‘I am working with a candidate who started their career in Horticulture in 2005 as a supervisor on a soft fruit farm, spraying plants, supervising staff, loading and unloading vehicles for a year. They then wanted to step up so after a year moved up to a Horticultural Manager. They kept moving up the ladder within Horticulture and they are now a Commercial Growing Manager overseeing the commercial strawberry crop and husbandry requirements within the business.’

Horticulturist’s can obtain a number of qualifications; PA1, PA6, BASIS, RHS Courses, and diplomas, degrees and btechs in Horticulture or Pathology and Sarah has seen many examples of candidates using qualifications to progress their career in horticulture;

‘I’m working with an exceptional candidate that moved to the UK in 2013 and quickly started their career in Horticulture. Starting as a Nursery Operative, quickly worked their way up in 3 years to Grower Supervisor. They have continually studied throughout their career gaining various qualifications and certificates and are truly passionate about the industry. As a result, they have recently taken on a Grower Manager position in an exciting new business and I’m sure will continue to be very successful!’

Want to make a start on your horticulture career, take it to the next step or find amazing candidates? Click to contact Lycia or Sarah!