In an interview for the Daily Telegraph on Monday 28 December 2015, Jools Holland compares the BBC to “museums, royal parks and public swimming baths.” I think that’s a compliment.
Members of The Royal Parks Guild offer their time and expertise to The Royal Parks, associated organisations and apprentices.
The Royal Parks apprenticeship is one of the most prestigious schemes in the country for those wishing to gain a vocational qualification in horticulture. It is a 2 to 3 year scheme run jointly by The Royal Parks and Pershore College in partnership with the landscape maintenance contractors who employ the apprentices. It is supported throughout this term by The Royal Parks Guild.
It is a “hands on” course involving both college based study and practical learning within the parks.The apprentices are able to undertake National Vocational Qualifications at Levels 2 and 3 and the Royal Horticultural Society’s certificate in horticulture.
The Royal Parks Guild plays a positive role in the apprenticeship scheme by arranging master classes, giving awards to mark individual achievement and providing mentoring when requested.
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The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.