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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.

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About this Career

£20,933

Average salary

New workers start around £10,854.26. Normal pay is £20,933 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £33,693.22.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> 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

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Skills

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Monitoring
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Writing
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Active Learning
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Reading Comprehension
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Active Listening
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Critical Thinking
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Mathematics
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Speaking
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Science
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Learning Strategies
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Our colleges

Truro College
College Road
Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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