A new short film highlights what it is like to work in food growing, and how growers made their way into a career in horticulture. It is free to watch at: https://www.tyfucymru.co.uk/opportunities/training-education/careers-in-growing/

Schools and organisations working with young people are invited to use the film to showcase opportunities for their future learning and career. The film features growers from around the UK including Growing for Change, Bangor and Cae Tan CSA, Gower.

If you would like to embed the film in your own website or social media please contact Horticulture@lantra.co.uk

Need more information on careers in growing?

Anyone who wants to follow in the growers’ footsteps can find opportunities for training, courses and jobs in Wales at: https://www.tyfucymru.co.uk/opportunities/

Also see Lantra’s careers focused information: https://www.lantra.co.uk/careers/Industry/Horticulture%20%26%20Landscaping

School leavers interested in relevant further education can look for colleges offering courses such as:

  • HNC Horticulture (Production and Design)
  • Diploma in Land Based Studies (Animals, Plants and Nature)
  • Diploma in Land Based Studies (Agriculture & Countryside)
  • NVQ Level 2 Diploma in Regenerative Horticulture

Apprenticeships are also available with horticultural businesses.

Many growers around the UK host traineeships or placements such as internships. These and volunteering opportunities are often advertised by Land Workers Alliance and Organic Growers Alliance. WWOOF promote volunteering on organic farms in the UK and globally.

About the project

The film was created as part of Resilient Green Spaces to showcase opportunities to work in the sector, and to give a flavour of what these jobs are like. Lantra, Landworkers Alliance and Cardiff University worked with Mud&Thunder to develop the film.

Resilient Green Spaces is a £1.27m partnership project being led by Social Farms & Gardens to pilot alternative re-localised food systems using communities and their green spaces as the driving force for change across Wales until June 2023. This project is funded through the Welsh Government Rural Communities - Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the Welsh Government and the European Union.