Horticultural career resources

We believe understanding where you want to be in your career, recognising your achievements, improving your skills and enhancing your learning can benefit you and the industry as a whole by producing knowledgeable, skilled and happy people working throughout horticulture.

If you are looking for a change of direction but unsure in which way to turn, you can find more information about different careers options on the websites below.

Chartered Institute of Horticulture provides guidance and advice on their “Grow your own career in horticulture” webpage. Their vision is to be a clear, inspiring source of information for entering into, or progressing within, the horticultural industry. They are on hand to help, be it through providing profiles of those already working within the industry to inspire and excite you or to respond to careers questions via email or to share advice they have collected from experienced horticultural professionals.

established by BALI (British Association of Landscape Industries) will show you what it’s like to have a career in landscaping and how to become a landscaper in UK. You’ll find a wealth of inspiration, information, and advice on working in the exciting world of hard and soft landscaping.

The Arboricultural Association
provides information on career options, studying arboriculture, apprenticeships, progressing your career and more. Working with trees is a vocation which contains people from all walks of life, working in different roles, who are brought together by a love for trees and the outdoors.

The above are just some of the key organisations that are a good place to start but in a such wide and varied industry the Trade Association dedicated to your specific sector of interest could also be worth contacting, as well as speaking directly to people currently working in your field of expertise.