Capel Manor College is set to deliver education and training for the Royal Parks Horticultural Apprenticeship Programme in a new three year training programme specifically designed to support horticultural apprentices.
Apprentices participating in this Royal Parks Apprenticeship Scheme receive first-hand training at one of the eight Royal Parks in central and Greater London.
They will also study for qualifications in the horticultural industry at the college one day a week, receiving tuition and support from the teaching team.
They will also be able to attend specialist master classes with experts from The Royal Parks and the Royal Parks Guild.
Malcolm Goodwin, Capel’s principal, said: “Our Royal Parks are vital components of London’s green infrastructure and they significantly contribute to making London one of the world’s finest capital cities and are loved by tourists and Londoner’s alike. The Royal Parks’ Apprentices play an important part in helping maintain and develop the Royal Parks and Capel is delighted to be working with The Royal Parks to continue and enhance their success.
“We do not underestimate the importance of this relationship and know it extends our credentials and expertise for supporting green space, parks and zoos across the whole of Greater London.”