Apprentices – New landscapers on the horizon.

The Association of Professional Landscapers have recently launched an apprenticeship program. This is to help get keen and motivated teenagers in to the landscaping business as apprentices.

What is the aim of putting apprentices in the scheme?

The program aims to expose the apprentices to the latest products, equipment, practice and tools. This helps them gain an extensive knowledge of the industry and the day-to-day work within it.

The APL aims to develop the apprentices’ skills and help them to flourish into landscapers, who will meet the current and future needs of the industry. They will be encouraged to demonstrate a apprenticessignificant increase in knowledge, skills and attitude to work.

“The APL apprenticeships program has identified the standards to be met and shaken up the delivery model, moving away from the day release to intensive five-day training boot camps founding on technical skills, personal responsibilities, team working and a dose of inspiration”                                                                                                                                                                           – Penny Evans, APL learning and career manager

Here at Aura Landscapes, we’re massive advocates of apprenticeships. Apprenticeships give learners a wealth of knowledge and experience. Apprentices receive industry recognised qualifications, and earn an income.

At Aura Landscapes, we are proud to employ three apprentices who are working towards a qualification in horticulture. Find out more about our team here!