Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.
There are no formal academic entry requirements. NVQs/SVQs in Horticulture are available at Levels 1, 2 and 3. Professional qualifications from the Royal Horticultural Society are also available.
Salaries for this occupation tend to start at £22,000 per annum and can progress up to £22,000 per annum.
There are currently 2,291 employed Horticultural Trades in the region.