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An apprenticeship is a fantastic way for school leavers or adults, to gain invaluable work experience alongside studying for a new qualification

As an apprentice you are given the opportunity to earn while you learn through hands-on training, enabling you to gain confidence in the working environment of the industry you wish to start a new career in. If you are looking to start work, earn money and gain a nationally recognised qualification in the land-based industry, a Capel Manor College apprenticeship will provide you with the essential hands-on training that you need.


We offer a wide range of apprenticeships within the land-based industry, and we will provide you with guidance and support throughout your time on the programme.

Our experience in the industry, our strong links with employers and our excellent reputation mean that we can offer you an inspiring and rewarding apprenticeship. We will equip you with the hands-on skills and qualifications you need to start your career.

Apprenticeships explained

If you live in England, are over 16 and not in full-time education you can apply for an apprenticeship.

Yes, there are and this depends upon the level of job attached to the apprenticeship. For instance, if you are entering the horticulture industry for the first time, you would suit a Horticulture Operative Apprenticeship at Level 2. If you are already in the industry and are looking to manage for the first time, you would undertake the Horticulture Supervisor Apprenticeship at Level 3.

The apprenticeship you enrol onto will fit with the job you have or which you successfully apply for. 


Our apprenticeships typically take 18-24 months to complete.

Yes, and your work must be relevant to the course and full-time (at least 30 hours per week). 

We post the vacancies employers give us on a government website called 'Find An Apprenticeship'. If you can not find the job you want there, please get in touch with us - we can help you find and apply for a job.

It is possible to apply for an apprenticeship without having an employer but you will not be able to start on a programme until you are employed full-time.

The employer pays all or part of the fee. We collect the remainder through our government contract. Apprentices pay nothing.

There is no set rate of pay for apprentices, with wages varying according to the employer, but this wage will not be below the national apprenticeship wage. You will also benefit from at least 20 days of paid holiday per year, plus bank holidays.

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Information for employers

Apprenticeships provide you with the opportunity to play an important role in helping a student to develop their skills and employability.

Hiring an apprentice gives you the chance to expand your own workforce, add extra resources to your business operations and strengthen your recruitment diversity.  

Apprentices are employed by your business and are paid for their time. They are entitled to the same employee rights and benefits as other staff. Employers who recruit an apprentice aged 16 to 18 years old will be eligible for an employer incentive payment.

If you are interested in helping to grow and inspire the next generation of workers in your industry, please contact us. We will be able to help you find a student for your company and support you throughout the apprenticeship process.