Future Growers - traineeships and apprenticeships

The Soil Association’s Future Growers scheme provides comprehensive training in organic horticulture, with participants working alongside organic experts who are passionate about training the next generation and passing on their skills and knowledge. Farm-based work is combined with a series of structured seminars to build upon the practical knowledge gained out in the field.

The Soil Association’s organic apprenticeship is widely recognised as the gold standard in providing comprehensive two-year training in organic horticulture, allowing apprentices to follow two whole growing seasons.

New six month traineeship

We are now offering a shorter, six month traineeship where trainees can learn the basics of organic growing and decide whether they wish to take it further.

All apprentices and trainees are paid a standard minimum wage and work within a rich learning environment with dedicated mentoring time.

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How to apply

New placements are advertised on our News and placements page. We also send them out in our newsletter.

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Our partners

The Organic Apprenticeship Scheme is run in collaboration with the Organic Growers Alliance and the Organic Research Centre.

Supported by

Frank Parkinson Agricultural Trust

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Alex Firman: Well, our hedgehog is certainly out of hibernation now thanks to the warm (and sometimes wet) June weather, although sadly I don’t have the photos to prove it - apparently our little hedgehog is a wee bit camera shy. Although hibernation is long past, I will still be putting out food and water for our hedgehog who will be low on energy after their long sleep. I’m sure anything that makes foraging that bit easier will be appreciated.

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