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Horticultural Apprenticeship

Abbey Home Farm
Cirencester, Gloucestershire

Posted: 17 Nov 2023

Deadline: 1 Jan 2024

Compensation: Minimum wage

Paid Apprenticeship Full-time Fixed term / contract


Job description

The Organic Farm Shop, Abbey Home Farm is offering a great opportunity for a hardworking passionate about organic growing person who wants to be a vegetable grower to join our gardening team in March 2024, with a view to becoming our next 2.5-year apprentice soon after.

We are looking specifically for someone who has already had some experience as a longish term wwoofer, trainee or seasonal worker.

The successful applicant needs to have a 'can do' flexible attitude and be a good team player. Most of the time will be growing but there will also be work in the shop once or twice a month and in emergency. (full training given).The apprenticeship is a 3-season structured practical and theoretical programme aiming to fully skill individuals up to become commercial organic growers.

Interviews will be in December with trials in January. The job comes with subsidised housing (sorry no pets) and full-time wage.

Full Job details here

Application information

If you are interested send a cv and letter of interest to Hilary ASAP. Please include why you might make a good apprentice and all relevant growing experience with full details of host farms.

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About Abbey Home Farm

Abbey Home Farm is run by Will and Hilary Chester-Master. They took over the management of the farm from Wills family in 1990 and set about establishing an organic system of farming from day 1. Both Will and Hilary are totally committed to organic practices and are striving to make Abbey Home Farm a truly sustainable, both environmentally and financially, place. The farm, the garden, the shop and the cafe would not run without the other members of the team. There are at present approx 40 people involved, working here in all sorts of capacities, some full time, many part time, from many different backgrounds, but with common links: a passion for local and organic food, high animal welfare, caring for the environment and protecting our wildlife.