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Sports Turf

James Burrell

Employer - Merrist Wood College

“I like the fact that this Apprenticeship is very active and it’s a lovely environment to work in. I really enjoy working on the college sports pitches and I hope to eventually get a job working as a groundsman at a football club.”

 James Burrell1

Environmental Conservation

Ollie Cole

Employer - Merrist Wood College

"I get to work with a great team and this Apprenticeship gives me opportunities to gain knowledge and learn new skills."

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Samuel Ince

Employer - Merrist Wood College

"Staff at the College are really friendly and knowledgeable about their subjects, so if I have any questions or queries there’s always an expert I can ask. I am passionate about nature so Merrist Wood is the ideal College and workplace for me. I’m hoping to go on to do a degree in Horticulture next and my career goal is to work at Kew Gardens."

Sam Ince1

Tom DunstallArboriculture


Tom Dunstall

Employer - Out On A Limb

Arboriculture Apprenticeship, Level 3

"The Apprenticeship allows me to gain certificates in climbing and improve my skills and experience. It's the best way for me to train as you can still earn money for running a car and spending money, unlike some of my friends who are at College full time. My assessor is really supportive and I have a double learning experience."


Rebecca Beale - Parwood Equestrian Centre, Guildford

Equine Apprenticeship, Level 2 and 3

"The Apprenticeship gave me a good start on my career path. I have learnt basic care of the horse, which has helped me with my current job."



Henry Gatehouse - Belderbos Landscapes, Richmond

Landscaping Apprenticeship, Level 2

"The Apprenticeship is really good and I am enjoying it a lot. The staff are really helpful and the facilities the College offers are great! I feel like I have learnt a lot since starting my Apprenticeship and will continue to do so over the remainder of my time with the College and company."

Henry Gatehouse4

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