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Are you 19 to 25 and looking for that next step to help you start a career? 

A traineeship is perfect for you if you are unemployed and looking for work, lack work experience and you want to improve your Maths and English skills.

You will learn skills such as planting out, preparing ground, pruning, using a mower, maintaining turf or constructing a path.

At Groundwork South we offer Horticulture traineeships in Cornwall, East and West Sussex and the Thames Valley. 

For more information and an eligibility check, please contact our Trainers in the following locations:

Crawley - West Sussex : Fran Corney 01273 022 320

Hastings - East Sussex : Chris Hoddinott 01474 552504 

Uxbridge - Middlesex : Chris Hoddinott 01474 552504

Torbay - Cornwall : Katherine Ross 07803 452652 *No upper age limit

Functional skills Level 1, together with the horticultural qualification and wok experience with a grounds maintenance team, is the perfect pathway to an apprenticeship or permanent gardening position. Occasional positions become available with Groundwork South.


(Work and Voluntary Experience to Succeed) is a supported volunteering programme led by Groundwork London

A supported volunteering programme, helping unemployed residents in Littlehampton, Storrington, Pulborough - West Sussex, and Croydon - Surrey, over two years into work or other postive desitinations. 

For more information contact Lesley Beauvoison and Paula Gordon 020 7922 1230