Trainee Grower 

We are looking for an enthusiastic individual who has a keen interest in plants and ideally has some experience of working on a modern nursery. The nursery produces its own stock from seed and cuttings, grown on to saleable plants through our Plant Centre. 
 
Tasks will include but won’t be limited to; 
• Assist the nursery manager in the day to day running of the nursery team 
• Deputise for the nursery manager in their absence 
• Set up and operate the potting machine, tray filler etc 
• Pricking out seedlings 
• Propagation from seed/cuttings 
• Watering/irrigating crops 
• Moving stock 
• Picking stock to be sent to our Plant Centre and orders to be delivered 
• Pruning, trimming, weeding and cleaning of plants 
• Assist in maintaining the high quality of work 
• Assist in monitoring for pest and diseases 
 
Skills required; 
• Physically fit and able bodied 
• Work both inside and outside in varied weather conditions 
• Strong teamwork within our dedicated team 
• Positive and strong communication skills 
• Creative and forward thinking 
 
You will report to the nursery manager and work on our production site but may be required, on occasion, to work at our Retail Plant Centre. Applicants must have their own transport. Employment will be on a full time basis 5 day week (which may include weekend work) and required to work additional hours based on seasonal requirement. 
 
Please contact our Nursery Manager Dan on 
01376 563690 or email nursery@oliversplants.co.uk 
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