Tell us about a recent day at work
A recent day at work on my apprenticeship with idverde was very productive and enjoyable. In the morning, I pruned some roses, to do this properly I used the right tools and techniques. I used a pair of sharp and clean secateurs to cut back the stems to an outward-facing bud, removing any dead, diseased or crossing branches. I also removed any stubby snags and thin, twiggy stems that would not produce good flowers.
In the afternoon, I switched to leaf blowing and collecting, which is an important task to keep the garden tidy and prevent diseases and pests. I enjoyed both tasks, as they gave me the opportunity to improve my skills and knowledge, as well as to appreciate the diversity of the plants and animals in the garden. I felt proud of my work and the positive feedback I received from my colleagues. I look forward to learning more and taking on new challenges in my apprenticeship with idverde.
What’s an interesting fact you’ve learned during your apprenticeship so far?
Something that I have recently leant that I thought was interesting, is that seeds can sprout more than one shoot.
What are the best (and the worst!) things about being an apprentice?
The best thing is that you are always learning, but something I have found it to be overwhelming.
Why would you recommend people take up an apprenticeship with idverde?
I would recommend an idverde apprenticeship it is a great way to gain new skills and knowledge.
What advice would you give to anyone considering doing an apprenticeship?
Don’t think, just do , you won’t regret it!
Where would you like to be in five years?
In five years’ time I would like to be training for or already be in a management role.