Production Horticulture Apprenticeship

  • Company: Barnsfold Nurseries Limited
  • Location: Loxwood Road, West Sussex RH12 3BP
  • Salary: £3.70 / hour + travel assistance
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  • Benefits: The possibility of a full time post upon completion


Barnsfold Nurseries is a bedding and pot plant grower who supplies to local councils and garden centres. We are looking for an apprentice grower.  This role would include going to college 1 day a week to learn about the basic operation of a horticultural nursery.

This vacancy is ideal for someone who is looking to pursue a career within the growing side of the horticultural industry.  The position is to learn about various aspects of the growing side of the business to get an overview of how it operates, and specifically to assist the head grower with various growing tasks.


You will receive training on using an environmental computer, watering, spraying, feeding, seed sowing, plant spacing and the specification for the finished product.

As a company we are looking to invest in the future and therefore alongside your college course we are happy to fund a pa1 and pa6 spraying qualification. 

Hours of work including college is 32-40 hr per week. This would be Monday - Friday

The job will primarily be based out of the Barnsfold Nurseries man site, although there may be occasions where staff members are asked to go to our other rented sites as a team to finish necessary work.

The candidate will ideally have the following characteristics: -

·  A passion and enthusiasm for the industry,

·  A passion to learn,

·  A preference for the outdoors,

·  A dedicated attitude towards the work they’re asked to complete,

·  An open but critical mind, with the ability to analyse ideas and concepts so that different systems at the nursery can be improved,

·  The ability to work alone and within a team,

·  Ideally computer literate,

Ideally they would have basic Word and Excel skills, although these can be taught.

Speak to either John Turner (Managing Director) or James Turner. Or email at or

Applying for this role...

Please complete an application form and send to:
HR at Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex, BN7 3AE

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