Continuing our series on idverde’s apprentices, past and present, we chat to Jack Williams who completed his Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship in 2020 and who now works as a Horticulturist in Camberwell New Cemetery in Southwark.
Jack Williams based at Camberwell New Cemetery, Southwark
Why did you decide to do this Apprenticeship?
I wanted to better my knowledge, understanding and skills within horticulture.
What were your favourite parts of your Apprenticeship?
The best parts were when we would do a group quiz as they became very intriguing and fun to participate in.
How has doing the Apprenticeship benefitted you, and how has it affected your long-term career path?
The apprenticeship for me was like a lifeline. I was either going to end up dead or in prison, it has changed my whole life and how I look at things. I plan to continue my learning within this industry.
Why would you recommend people take up an Apprenticeship with idverde?
They are a very good company to start off with if it’s your first ever job because they show/teach you everything you need to know.
What advice would you give to anyone considering doing an Apprenticeship?
Grab every opportunity with both hands is what I’ve been taught growing up, so my advice would be to grab the opportunity because you could be missing out.
Where would you like to be in five years?
I would like to be the owner of my own company and be my own boss.