Royal Parks: Apprentice Gardeners

London’s royal parks have openings for ten apprentices to join their teams as part of their paid apprenticeship scheme.

Stag in Richmond Park

The Royal Parks Charity, which maintains London’s royal parks has announced openings for ten apprentice gardeners to join their teams, offering three years of training, including a Horticulture & Landscape Operative Level 2 qualification.

Open to people of all ages, the successful candidates will have the opportunity to work and learn from the expert gardeners whom manage best-known collection of urban parks in the world, including Hyde Park, Richmond Park and Kensington Gardens. The Royal Parks cover over 5,000 acres of historic parkland, the parks provide beautiful green spaces right in the heart of the capital, allowing all visitors to escape the hustle and bustle of London.

Working to excellence at all levels, the Royal Parks set the highest standards of park management and conservation, the skills and knowledge of which are shared with apprentices. Applicable for career starters as well as changers, the Royal Parks apprenticeship can provide the basis for careers in wildlife conservation, horticulture, charity management or environmental studies.

Apprenticeships are competitively salaried and though rewarding are rigorous. For all the information and application details, see the careers pages on Royal Parks.