Agricultural, Environmental and Animal Care Case Studies

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Rheanna Quinn is in her second year of a level 2 horticultural apprentice at The Royal Horticultural Society Gardens Harlow Carr RHS Gardens Harlow Carr has given me an experience to remember, not only for the horticultural experience, but for my personal growth as well. Horticulture has always been on the back burner for me, more of a hobby that I would enjoy and help at home with. It wasn’t until I wanted to be outside and want to learn

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Aiden Couzens completed his level 2 horticultural apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society in 2020 and is now employed as a horticulturalist in the new wellbeing garden at Wisley I was lucky enough to have been raised with a good sized and mature garden at my disposal. From a young age, I followed my parents around as they worked on the garden, my mother especially encouraged me to join in. I remember one of the first things I grew by

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Giselle Silvester completed her level 2 horticultural apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society RHS Garden Rosemoor in 2020 and is now employed as an edibles specialist horticultural placement Horticulture is the career I always wanted but I didn’t realise this until a few years ago. I’ve always loved the outdoors, practical and creative work, underpinned by theory and with the ultimate purpose of making the world a better place. Originally, I trained in technical theatre which ticks a number of

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Laura Teijido Rey is currently in the second year of her level 2 arborist apprenticeship at The Royal Horticultural Society Bridgewater I grew up really close to the mountains and used to hike with my family during weekends. I always knew I wanted to work outdoors protecting the environment. A few years ago I started became passionate about trees and, in 2017, while volunteering with the rangers in the Lake District, I worked with the woodland area ranger who taught

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Ryan studied the level 2 and 3 horticulture apprenticeships at Capel Manor College “Before I came to Capel Manor college, I had been working in post-production for the film industry. It was a lot of sitting down in windowless rooms for long periods of time—not great for my physical or mental health.” “I didn’t always know exactly what I wanted to study, but once I started volunteering, I found myself really enjoying garden maintenance and creating displays, as well as

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Emily Marston completed her Level 2 horticultural apprenticeship at RHS Garden Harlow Carr in 2019 and is now on the level 3/ level 4 diploma student programme at Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Garden Wisley.  I had a strong sense that I wanted a career that would have a positive ecological impact and could improve urban living. However, I knew I needed to understand a lot more about how plants grow and what kind of maintenance they require. I found that

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George Beddis, of Lydney, chose to study a level 2 mixed farming apprenticeship at Hartpury College “I grew up in Lydney with no connections to farming and agriculture. I wanted to get a qualification and work at the same time but I didn’t want to be in college all the time—so an apprenticeship was the ideal choice.” “I chose to study the level 2 mixed farming apprenticeship at Hartpury and I loved it so much, I continued to level 3.

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