Opening doorways to careers with plants

Inspiration for career choices often comes from meaningful, personal experiences which spark an interest and a desire to know and do more. Whether it’s on a school visit, a family day out, or as a volunteer, learning about plants and the natural world can sow the seeds for a rewarding career in the horticultural or land-based sectors.

Engaging with plant educators and specialists can open up a people’s eyes to a whole host of career opportunities, and help them develop skills that will start them on an exciting career journey. These kinds of first-hand experiences are equally important for young people who are choosing further and higher education courses or starting out in a new career, and people considering a change of career later in life.

Sorting botanic specimens at the Kew Gardens Herbarium © RBG Kew

Sorting botanic specimens at the Kew Gardens Herbarium
© RBG Kew

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