Following four years of successful placements, Tristram Plants are again offering the popular Spring and Summer work placements for the 2020 season, in order to ensure that our industry has a future supply of capable managers and technologists. The placements are aimed at providing hands on, practical experience to those intending to develop a long term career in commercial horticulture, and would be ideal for current or recent students of production horticulture.

The placements offer:

  • Between 6 and 12 weeks employment starting around March and June 2020
  • Hands on, practical experience of working in diverse parts of all three of our businesses, including time spent learning about management activities
  • The opportunity to visit, and learn from, other horticultural operations in the local area
  • An hourly rate of up to £8.61 depending on skills and experience and 268.25 hours paid holiday per year pro rata

Local accommodation will be the responsibility of the applicant, but some assistance in finding lodgings may be available.

Working hours vary season by season across the three businesses, and will be discussed at interview. We ask potential candidates to be flexible in their approach to working hours, but broadly speaking please expect to work between 39 and 44 hours per week, with some Saturday work required.

If you are 18 or over and interested in applying, please apply online, alternatively contact for an application form, and to submit your CV. When applying please include a statement about your career intentions and dates that you are available for employment. Please note that in order to benefit from this experience candidates must be able to demonstrate an interest in a long-term career in production horticulture; only candidates that can demonstrate this will be considered. Successful applicants may be asked to provide a reference (that may be either an employer or lecturer).

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