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Apprentices - Cultivating
the next generation

Apprentices – Cultivating the next generation

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Underpinning our mission statement, “we transform landscapes” is the aspiration to be the pioneering leader in the delivery of sustainable management of public parks, elite sporting surfaces and greenspaces.

We have built a specialist business from years of hands-on landscaping and turf growing experience and are totally committed to the importance of ‘life-long learning’, apprenticeships, sustainable organic methods, training and continuous professional development (CPD) under our Integrated Management System, which is audited under ISO9001:2015 quality standards.

We engage colleges or mentors to support in lifelong learning on sustainability and organic gardening.

Internal Apprenticeship Scheme

Passionate about growing our industry and cultivating the next generation we have some 21 years of nurturing trainees within our internal Apprenticeship Scheme, providing an entry into horticulture, varied work experience, career development and lifetime of learning.

We fully appreciate that high-quality apprenticeships help our business to grow and give people of all ages and backgrounds a chance to learn new skills, have better paid jobs, and get ahead in their chosen career in horticulture & landscaping. We demonstrate a particular interest in the recruiting from disadvantaged and diverse backgrounds.


We have successfully seen 30+ employees progress through the company, attaining hands-on site experience, and obtain ‘end-point assessment’ (EPA) as the final stage of their apprenticeship. This is an impartial assessment of whether our apprentice has developed the skills, knowledge and behaviours outlined in the ‘Apprenticeship Standard’.

We are currently CSCS ‘Platinum Award Holders’, with >90% staff qualified with construction skills competence scheme certificates (CSCS).

Horticulture Driven

Our ‘Horticultural Resource Team’ is led by a horticultural college graduate with 25 years practical experience. The team includes professional gardeners, grounds staff, nurserymen, and landscape operatives available for deployment.

We have an incumbent RHS accredited Garden Designer, with outstanding plant knowledge, who provides detailed planting schemes, management regimes, and species selection advice when required.

Our ‘Arboriculture Resource Team’ includes qualified tree surgeons, chainsaw-qualified operatives, and trained, experience based, retained staff who have successfully progressed through the Internal Apprenticeship Scheme.

We are aligned to the objectives of the Apprenticeship Ambassador Network (AAN), the group whose main aim is to spearhead the commitment to apprenticeship delivery, and champion and support marketing, publicity, and events to raise awareness of apprenticeships. We position ourselves as to ‘benchmark & showcase’ modern apprentices ‘leading by example’ and encouraging other employers in the British Landscape Industry to deliver more for their apprentices.

Contact Us

Talbot Farm Landscapes Ltd.
75 Derby Road
Derby, Derbyshire
DE65 5FP

Tel: +44 (0)1283 732755
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