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What I think would really help young people thinking about a career in the world of gardening, growing and horticulture is a simple list of all the job options.

And then beside each job option - a description of the job, an overview of the educational requirements (degree and years of study), the average starting salary and the average salary once experienced.

Does that list exist anywhere?

Thanks
Nicola

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  • Posted: Thu. 31st October 2013 12:02

Re: Career options, education, starting and average salaries

Reply from Sue Jeffries

Hi Nicola,
Horticulture Week used to produce a Careers Supplement each year, which had this type of information for some keys areas in horticulture. But the problems is keeping the information up to date - particularly on wages. The best general information around at the moment for young people is at http://www.growcareers.info/ .But people need to be aware that opportunities (and wages) in horticulture vary greatly depending on your location; those who want to pursue a particular branch of work may need to be prepared to travel for work and/or placements and training. But wherever you are there is work available - the National Trust have recently been recruiting for a gardener based in Manchester city centre! There is no set formula for working in our sector - I would advise anyone to get out there and start volunteering NOW and through that you'll find out about what paid work and training is available, and what you like doing.
Hope that helps,
Sue

  • Posted: Sun. 3rd November 2013 15:44

Re: Career options, education, starting and average salaries

Reply from Jane Davis

Found this

http://www.growcareers.info/

  • Posted: Tue. 10th December 2013 13:15

Re: Career options, education, starting and average salaries

Reply from Jane Davis

oh - just seen that Sue had already mentioned this one. The Institute of Horticulture used to produce the information on their growcareers website as a booklet. Maybe they still do - I'll check it out.

  • Posted: Tue. 10th December 2013 13:17