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Future Growers - traineeships and apprenticeships

The Soil Association’s Future Growers scheme provides comprehensive training in organic horticulture, with participants working alongside organic experts who are passionate about training the next generation and passing on their skills and knowledge. Farm-based work is combined with a series of structured seminars to build upon the practical knowledge gained out in the field.

The Soil Association’s organic apprenticeship is widely recognised as the gold standard in providing comprehensive two-year training in organic horticulture, allowing apprentices to follow two whole growing seasons.

New six month traineeship

We are now offering a shorter, six month traineeship where trainees can learn the basics of organic growing and decide whether they wish to take it further.

All apprentices and trainees are paid a standard minimum wage and work within a rich learning environment with dedicated mentoring time.

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How to apply

New placements are advertised on our News and placements page. We also send them out in our newsletter.

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Our partners

The Organic Apprenticeship Scheme is run in collaboration with the Organic Growers Alliance and the Organic Research Centre.

Supported by

Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

Blog

Hay at the end

Emma Heseltine: This week has been a whirlwind. I’ve spent most of everyday sat on a tractor making hay. After its been cut the grass needs turning several times and this week we have perfect hay weather to help us along, boiling sun and a drying breeze. Still the hay needs turning to get all the green bits cooked. By the middle of the week we are on to baling and I get to have a go with the brand new rake. I haven’t really done rowing up before but I like the symmetry of the rows. The rake spins round lots of tines to scrape all the hay, which is spread higgledy-piggledy all over the field, into neat rows so the baler can come along and gobble it all up and turn it into bales

14 July 2013 | 8 Comments | Recommended by 1