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Cultivate London are now recruiting for our March 2015 Training Programme (2nd March – 8th May 2015).    

The traineeship comprises a 2.5 month placement with Cultivate London and a 2-week work placement at another enterprise.  While at Cultivate London, trainees learn a wide range of basic horticulture skills, have the opportunity to achieve a level one qualification in practical horticulture, maths and literacy, and be involved in many aspects of the running of our award-winning social enterprise, from seed sowing to harvest and sales. Training takes place across our three sites in South Acton (our new home base!), Isleworth and Brentford. All expenses are covered, including lunch, travel and equipment costs.

Following the 2.5 months with Cultivate London, trainees are matched with a suitable local business, where they will complete a two-week work placement.  Examples of businesses with whom we are collaborating to provide work experience are Amey (who hold a contract with Ealing Council), Walpole Gardens, Chiswick House Gardens and Octink, among others. 

This is a great first step to becoming work-ready, and is a fantastic option for youth who are looking to get out there and try something new, while building their CV.

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Also, brand new this year is the chance for youth to take part in Cultivate London's PAID Internship programme upon completion of our volunteer programme in May.  We will be offering two paid placements within our core business to two trainee graduates who demonstrate a keen interest in what we do, and a willingness to work hard.  Internships will be three months long, and will provide interns the opportunity for more in-depth participation in our award-winning social enterprise.  It will look great on a CV too!

If you or anyone you know be interested in taking part, I encourage you to come along for a "taster session" during the last week of February (Tuesday 24th, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th).

Everyone (16-24 years old) is welcome, regardless of their horticulture experience, and no commitment is required. We simply offer them the opportunity to come down and work with us for an afternoon, see how things work at Cultivate London. You can then decide whether the program might be for you.

You may also find more out about the programme on our website.  

If interested, please get in touch with Kevin:, 07875 013 829.   


Cultivate London Limited is:
a company limited by guarantee: #7474198
a charity registered in England: #1147015


January 26, 2015

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