Graduates’ Trainee Programme

Steve Pandeli

Hereford-based Wyevale Nurseries is inviting applications for its two-year Graduate Trainee Programme, for people interested in nursery production and other elements of the business including finance, IT, sales or marketing.
Andy Johnson, Managing Director at Wyevale Nurseries, said: “What we are looking for from our potential Graduate Trainees is a positive ‘can-do’ attitude and that they enjoy being challenged to come up with solutions. We want them to be innovative, using not only their ideas, but also assessing and supporting others’ ideas. Successful applicants will be responsible for their own learning and should be able to demonstrate a proactive attitude towards learning opportunities. We want candidates to also be career-minded, ambitious and flexible in their approach.”
The programme will be delivered through on-the-job training, attending plant identification training, visiting other nurseries, attending trade shows and conferences, attending any external courses if required, project work shadowing managers/supervisors, and observing and participating in meetings. Assessment will be through regular reviews and assessing performance against agreed objectives. Each trainee will regularly meet with the Programme Co-ordinator Steve Pandeli for support and constructive reviews.
Andy added: “Upon successful completion of the programme, it is anticipated we shall be able to match trainees to a suitable role with the company, which would benefit from their particular strengths.”
Applicants should forward a copy of their current CV with a covering letter describing why they are the right candidate for the programme to
Wyevale Nurseries’ main business is to supply garden centres, landscape contractors, local authorities, foresters and landowners with trees, shrubs, hedging, herbaceous and specimen plants.

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