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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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Xardin Garden launches New Garden Designer award programme

Xardin Garden has launched its 2020 New Garden Designer award programme (NGD), offering up to £12000 of funding to build a show garden. This is the second year running for the Xardin NGD award programme and applications are now open and must be received by Friday 24 January 2020.   This award is open to all designers, over 18 years, no matter how much

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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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30 Under 30: The Next Generation 2019 winners announced

It was over five years ago that Pro Landscaper’s 30 Under 30: The Next Generation awards was first launched. Throughout the last five years, these awards have recognised, rewarded and promoted some of the biggest individuals that the landscaping and horticulture sector has to offer. This year is no exception. The class of 2019 winners have come from all aspects

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Our Partners: Pro Landscaper

Launched in 2011 by b2b publishers Eljays44, Pro Landscaper has established itself as the UK’s leading business to business publication within the landscaping sector – it is the only media brand that pulls all sectors of the industry together. The monthly magazine is content-driven, expertly designed and completely immersed in the industry that it represents, and is mailed direct to

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Entry for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards is now open

Entries are now open for the Pro Landscaper Podium Awards 2020, sponsored by Bourne Amenity, following the hugely successful launch of the awards at the inaugural FutureScape Spring this year. With podiums being one of the fastest growing trends in the landscaping sector, Pro Landscaper wants to recognise those who have built, designed or supplied beautiful landscapes on these structures. The

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Our Partners: Garden Centre Retail

Horticulture Careers are partnered with industry leading UK garden centre magazine, Garden Centre Retail. Launched in 2014, Garden Centre Retail has firmly established itself as the UK’s leading business to business publication within the garden retail sector, covering informative, inspiring and educational content from subjects covering the back office, products and catering. Garden Centre Retail is written by the industry,

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