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Agriculture Apprentice - Dyfed Roberts

Apprentice Dyfed Roberts works on his family sheep and beef farm in Llanddona on Anglesey, North Wales.

Landscape Horticulturalist - Morgan Bailey

When Landscape Horticulturist Morgan Bailey was at school his interests lay in the building trade. He initially thought of following the steps of his uncles and entering the industry, but his love of the environment led him to study horticulture at college.

Apprentice Dog Groomer - Sophie Armstead

Twenty-year-old Sophie Armstead is currently working as an Apprentice Dog Groomer for Barx of Mold, a dog grooming salon in Flintshire, North Wales. She is taking the Apprenticeship through Coleg Cambria and works five days a week.

Sophie has always been interested in animal care and first got into the industry by undertaking work experience with Barx in 2010. She then embarked in her Apprenticeship in December 2013 and really enjoys the hands-on aspect of her job.

Canine Behaviourist - Morag Heirs

“I was drawn to working with animals when I was in school” says 35-year-old Canine Behaviourist Morag Heirs. Morag’s background is in psychology. She obtained a Psychology degree in Glasgow and pursued her interest in research with a self-funded Masters in Research Methods. Alongside her academic studies, she gained research experience in a number of areas and ran her own remedial massage business in Glasgow.

Horticulturalist - Duana Pearson

Duana Pearson is a Horticulturalist working at the Eden Project in Cornwall. A love of the outdoors has always featured in Duana’s life, so whilst researching career options at school she decided a role in horticulture would suit her.

Horticulture Apprentice - Tom Thompson

Nineteen-year-old Tom Thompson from Norwich is studying for a Level 2 Horticulture Apprenticeship through EDGE Apprenticeships in Food & Farming. He is working at a Pick-Your-Own farm in Norfolk.

The Farm stretches across 230 acres and is home to around 50 acres of fruit crops including strawberries, raspberries, apple, gooseberries, plums, cherries and pears. The fruit is part of the pick-your-own venture, where members of the public are able to pick fruit and buy freshly made produce such as homemade apple juice, cakes and strawberry ice cream.

Land-based Engineering Apprentice - Jack Wood

Jack Wood, 16, from Tiptree, Essex is gaining hands-on experience with his Level 2 EDGE Apprenticeship in Land-based Engineering at Upson Mowers.

Jack began working at Upson Mowers on a part-time basis in summer 2014 after finishing his high school education. He had planned to become a graphic designer but enjoyed his work at Upson Mowers so much he decided to pursue a career in land-based engineering.

Agriculture Student - Marged Jones

Aberystwyth University student Marged Jones from Ceredigion in Wales is in the first year of an Agriculture degree at Aberystwyth University. She also works part time on a nearby dairy farm. Growing up on her home farm, Marged developed a passion for agriculture and embraces the variety, challenges and rewards the industry offers.

Animal Management Student - Imogen Jones

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Jones from Wrexham is studying a Level 3 Animal Management Course at Coleg Cambria, Llysfasi in North Wales.

Horticulture Apprentice - Sam Larke

Seventeen-year-old Sam Larke from Norwich is benefitting from practical hands-on experience through his Level 2 EDGE Apprenticeship in Production Horticulture at Beeston Garden Centre in Norfolk.

Sam has been working at the garden centre for just over four weeks and has been attending Easton & Otley College one day per week for the classroom-based learning for his apprenticeship.

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