Agriculture, Horticulture and Animal Care is a great choice. Well, 800,000 people can’t be wrong. It’s a sector where young people with the right knowledge and skills are in high demand. So there’s no shortage of opportunities. Whether you enjoy working outdoors and getting up close and personal with nature, or prefer to take it all in from behind a desk, there’s lots of choices just waiting to be discovered.
Vibrant, diverse, and technology-driven – agriculture is a thriving £8.9 billion industry. And it’s growing fast. If you like the idea of working outdoors then an apprenticeship in agriculture could be for you. Yes, the hours can be long. And many jobs mean lots of manual work. But from farming and working with livestock to tending crops, land management or driving large machinery – there’s something for everyone. Then again, perhaps a future in management or becoming a skilled technician is more your thing? You can do that, too.
Horticulture apprenticeships cover plant cultivation, landscaping, groundskeeping, floristry, and more. Do well and you could end up nurturing large-scale projects in big businesses. Or may you’ll put your flourishing talents to use on domestic projects, big and small. With both intermediate and advanced apprenticeships, there’s plenty of room to grow.
If you’re an animal lover, there really is no better way to feed your passion than working and caring for them on a daily basis. From working as a trainer in kennels and catteries, to being a zookeeper – there’s a wide choice of great roles out there. Choose the advanced apprenticeship and you’ll get to specialise your training, putting the knowledge you learn to use on an intermediate placement.