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Applications open for The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship.

Every year the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) and the American Floral Endowment (AFE), jointly award an internship of a lifetime – The Markham-Colegrave International Scholarship.   $4,500 USD is granted for the opportunity to organise a work placement in a horticultural business. This year current or recent UK based horticultural students can apply to experience production horticulture in the US/Canada.   Past winner, James Crawford,

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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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Specialist Horticultural & Landscape Staffing Agency Celebrates 5th Anniversary

Specialist knowledge and dedication to the sector drives continued growth of HL Services Ltd, providers of Grounds Maintenance, Horticultural & Landscaping professionals and seasonal workers HL Services Ltd is celebrating five years of being in the business of helping clients find experienced and qualified staff, from entry level to senior management positions, within the Grounds Maintenance, Horticultural and Landscaping sector.

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4 weeks to go until the Future Landscape Conference

The Future Landscape Conference London 2019 is a new specialist conference for future-focused organisations actively creating superior landscapes in urban, commercial and public open spaces. Take your place at this inaugural event and prepare to explore, debate and challenge the future of commercial and urban landscaping design, construction and methodology. Spaces are limited. To book your place within this new

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Brooksby Melton student becomes head gardener at The Old Hall

Student Tom Walters, 33, completed his Horticulture apprenticeship with Brooksby Melton College earlier this year. He has now secured a Head Gardener role at The Old Hall in Market Overton. Whilst completing his Level 2 apprenticeship in Horticulture, Tom was employed as an Apprentice Gardener at Hambleton Hall in Oakham. After successfully completing his qualification with BMC, he was offered

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