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Horticultural Trades

Horticultural trades workers intensively cultivate vegetables, plants, fruit, shrubs, trees and flowers in greenhouses, market gardens, nurseries and orchards.

More about this Career

Average Salary

£19739

New workers start around £10235. Normal pay is £19739 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £31771.

Jobs

499

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons, and do not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Supports trees by staking and wiring.
  • Prunes and thins trees and shrubs.
  • Propagates plants by taking cuttings and by grafting and budding, applies weed-killer, fungicide and insecticide to control pests and diseases.
  • Sows seeds and bulbs and transplants seedlings.
  • Mixes soil, composts, fertilisers and/or organic matter and spreads fertiliser and manure.
  • Prepares soil in field, bed or pot by hand or machine.

Skills Employers are looking for

Soft Skills

Soft skills are non-technical skills that include how you interact with colleagues, solve problems, and manage your work

  • Monitoring

    56

  • Writing

    55

  • Active Learning

    55

  • Reading Comprehension

    54

  • Active Listening

    54

  • Critical Thinking

    52

  • Mathematics

    52

  • Speaking

    50

  • Science

    46

  • Learning Strategies

    46

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