Do you know a young person with green fingers? There’s a job going at Beningbrough Hall for the head gardeners of the future.
York’s country house is offering a trainee placement as part of the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme. The deadline for applications has been extended until Monday, March 17.
The successful candidate will receive one year’s full time paid-for traineeship as part of the scheme, which aims to develop the skills needed by tomorrow’s head gardeners.
Beningbrough is the only Yorkshire garden on offer to this year’s intake in September.
The traineeship is aimed at those with some gardening knowledge, be this formal or self-taught, who are looking to develop a career in horticulture.
“Our last trainee, Tom, is now a regular member of the team and the previous trainee, James, went on to spend a further year training at a garden in America,” said Joanne Parker, marketing coordinator at Beningbrough Hall.
“It will be great chance to kick start somebody’s career in the current financial climate.”
Anyone interested can apply on the Historic and Botanic Garden Bursary Scheme website.