Aug 1ST

Growing talent for the future

Full time students at Moulton College undertake work placements and commercial experience as an essential part of their studies in order to prepare them for employment and their future careers. The college is delighted to be able to work with employers across land based, construction, animal, equine and sports industries to provide exciting work placements that give our learners a real sense of work within their chosen fields.

An example of this is the opportunity given to BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Horticulture students Daniel Mills and Cameron Lindley by Boughton House Estate. As part of their full time course these two learners had the opportunity to work alongside head gardener, David Cullum, on a variety of garden maintenance tasks including weeding, planting, mowing and hedge trimming.

Both students enjoyed this experience, putting the knowledge and skills from their college studies into practice. Following their work placement both have been offered horticulture apprenticeships at Boughton House and they will be returning to Moulton in September to enrol onto the apprenticeship scheme. These two learners will be joining Nicholas Watts, who started an advanced apprenticeship at Boughton House in January 2016. Nicholas is learning advanced horticulture skills as well as developing his supervisory expertise as part of his apprenticeship. Boughton House Estate has used the apprenticeship scheme and work placement to strengthen their current workforce and Moulton College are pleased to work in partnership with them to support this workforce development.

Moulton College really appreciate the support given by local employers for work placements, work experience and apprenticeship placements but we are always looking for additional partners to support this essential work. If you would like to find out more about how you can support the growth of the next generation then please get in touch with Peter Thom (peter.thom@moulton.ac.uk) Employer Engagement Officer.