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Founder of Scape Design visits Plumpton College students

Students at Plumpton College were visited by four time RHS Chelsea Flower Show gold medal winner James Basson. James, alongside partner Helen Basson, is also the founder of Scape Design. A garden design company which specialises in sustainable, ecological and low maintenance gardens. The ethos of Scape Design is to blend gardens into their surroundings, hand selecting the correct plant palette to ensure that it is perfectly adapted

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Retail turning backs on young workers to favour older generation

41% of retail businesses would recruit an older worker over a younger candidate with exactly the same skills and experience. This is according to new research from corporate healthcare provider, Benenden Health. In a national survey, more than a third of 1,000 SME business owners said that they would recruit a 55-year-old over a 24-year-old. 41% of business owners in the

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Help shape the future of our industry apprenticeships

The British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) is encouraging its members to have their say in a new online consultation on apprenticeships. The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has launched a major review of apprenticeships for Agriculture, Environment and Animal Care in England. The review will recommend changes to our existing schemes and set the priorities for apprenticeships in our industries going

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A Career With.. Cole and Yates Recruitment

From their office in Gloucester Docks, Cole and Yates Recruitment are dedicated to finding permanent work for landscaping and grounds maintenance professionals all over the UK. Horticulture Careers’ Brand Manager, Liam Colclough caught up with Collette Jackson-Hobbs, Partner at Cole and Yates to discuss how they help candidates find the perfect role. Which areas of the UK do you cover?

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Funding for horticultural research students

There is a scholarship available to students pursuing a research career in the horticultural industry. As part of the David Colegrave Foundation Scholarship Season, £2,500 is available to support applied research within the horticulture industry. The Horticultural Research Scholarship is open to undergraduates, postgraduates and those studying for doctoral degrees. Last year’s winner Rakhee Dhorajiwala is completing a Doctor of Philosophy (Biosciences)

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A Career With.. Barlett Tree Experts

Bartlett Tree Experts was founded by Francis A. Bartlett in 1907 and is the world’s leading scientific tree and shrub care company. From over 100 offices worldwide, Bartlett helps both residential and commercial customers maintain beautiful, healthy trees. Bartlett is dedicated to developing environmentally sound products and promoting their use. With the Bartlett Legacy Tree Programme, Bartlett provides tree seedlings to help

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