Apprenticeships at Windsor
At Windsor Great Park, members of our team are sharing their skills and experience with young apprentices, helping the next generation develop positive futures for themselves and developing the skilled workforce we need for the future.
It takes a lot of different people and talents to manage our Windsor estate, including foresters, horticulturists, gamekeepers, property managers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and sign writers. As progressive managers of this historic landscape, we run an active apprenticeship programme, supported by our experienced and knowledgeable team.
We are helping the next generation develop skills and experience for their professional futures and our sustained commercial success.”Paul Sedgwick, Deputy Ranger
Our apprenticeship programme provides young people with the chance to earn while they learn, progressing through a structured programme that combines classroom learning with on-the-job training, working alongside skilled team members. We are also keen supporters of the apprenticeship scheme run by the Forestry Commission, which offers a range of opportunities for people over 16 years old.
Additional learning opportunities for young people at Windsor include:
- Work experience for students aged 18 years old or under, who live in the Windsor area. This is delivered in partnership with local partner Learning to Work.
- Gap year placements for university students, to give new entrants to the industry the opportunity to embed what they have learnt at university and college in a real world context.
- Horticulture placements in our Savill and Valley gardens, in partnership with the Professional Gardeners’ Guild. These placements last for one year and are part of a three-year rotation at some of the UK’s top gardens.