A horticulture and landscape supervisor apprenticeship which aims to “revolutionise” careers for the future in arboriculture, forestry horticulture and landscape industries has been approved.
The new apprenticeship, announced by British Association of Landscape Industries (BALI) and the arboriculture, forestry, horticulture and landscape apprenticeship Trailblazer Group, will provide the technical and supervisory skills for those who are maintaining and installing parks, gardens and commercial landscapes.
It joins the arborist, forest operative and horticulture / landscape operative apprenticeship standards that were approved in the summer of 2017. Designed by employers working together as the Trailblazer Group, they contain the skills, knowledge and behaviours that will provide the industry with highly-qualified workers.
A statement by the Trailblazer Group read: “This work would not have been possible without the hard work, investment and persistence of employers and trade organisations from the industries concerned, which shows how important it is that we work together to ensure the supply of skilled and motivated new entrants to our respective sectors.”