At 4th Corner we believe in teamwork and opportunity and we strive to inspire confidence and passion throughout our business.

We provide our staff with the experience, skills and training they need to build a career in horticulture and all our new employees set out on a pathway of ongoing training from day one.

There are 4 Ways to build your Career with 4th Corner:

Horticultural Apprenticeships

We offer apprenticeships through Pershore College, Worcestershire. An apprenticeship allows you to start work by combining learning at work with a programme of study, which helps to build skills and achieve nationally recognised qualifications:

4th Corner offers the support, experience and paid work needed to see all our apprentices through to the successful completion of their course. We will also offer our apprentices a full-time job on the successful completion of their course.

‘Working with Us’ Training

A detailed and ongoing program of training is provided throughout your career. This is planned and documented using our ‘Working with Us’ schedule of training and training certificates. The training program delivers all the skills necessary to become a competent landscaper. It is provided as an integral part of employment, taking place during paid working hours. Additional skills support is given through hands-on experience under close supervision.

In-house training is based upon three key areas:

  • Horticultural Skills
  • Horticultural Knowledge
  • Health and Safety at Work

External Training Providers

We regularly use recognised and respected external training providers to deliver National Training Requirements to your staff. These courses and qualifications include:

  • ROLO Health and Safety Training
  • First Aid at Work
  • Machinery Maintenance
  • Tree Surveys
  • Leadership
  • Safeguarding
  • Pruning 

Courses will usually last a day and are provided during paid work hours. External training is designed to help and support 4th Corner staff to carry out their roles confidently, safely and efficiently.

Work Experience

As part of the 4th Corner operational teams, our Senior Team Leaders will continue to train you in all aspects of your work. This enables continuous professional development through work experience. We will also help find work-experience placements with other local employers.

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