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Work Experience Opportunities with Fruit and Nut

The nursery regularly takes people on work experience placements. The majority are students attending horticulture courses in which work experience is an integral component of the academic year. A smaller number of people come on placements in an individual capacity because they want to gain useful experience.

We can absolutely guarantee that work experience with Fruit and Nut will be a rewarding l experience. We regard work placements as a two-way process in which our horticulutral knowledge and experience of working the land are exchanged for labour. However, we only take people who are genuinely interested in the work the nursery is doing, particularly with respect to food security and climate change. If you just need the work experience to tick a box on a course, we suggest you look elsewhere.

The minimum period is normally three days. While the help provided by people on work experience is always appreciated, it does take a certain amount of time and energy to properly structure the day's work experience activities, and we ask that people undertaking placements here respect this by turning up on time and ready for work. In order to minimise disruption to the nursery schedule, the nursery reserves the right to terminate placements if these requirements are not met.

The working day normally runs from 10am to 5pm, with a one hour break for lunch.

People interested in doing work experience at the nursery should give as much advance notice as possible. We are able to take people at weekends and during holiday periods.

Please note that the entire nursery is a no-smoking environment.

Further information can be provided upon request.