Horticulture Careers Discovery Week

We hope you were able to join us for Horticulture Careers Discovery Week (22 – 26 January 2024), where we hosted a series of online talks to give people of all ages and backgrounds an insight into  the variety of horticultural career paths available.

Whether you are unsure where to begin or already working in the industry and would like to broaden your horizons, Horticulture Careers Discovery Week aims to help people of all ages and backgrounds step into a world of possibilities and explore and understand a wide array of roles available across the horticultural sector. Our speakers will share their career journey, insights into the day-to-day activities of their role, discuss challenges and opportunities horticulture brings, plus lots more. 

You’ll receive key tips during the week and to help drive your career forward you will also get an opportunity to discover the different training routes available and hear-first hand from some of our students and apprentices on what life is really like studying with the RHS.

All talks from Discovery week were recorded and you can now watch on our playlist via our YouTube channel. Alternatively please see each of the individual talk on the programmes page. 

Programme of events

Our event programme is incredibly varied to showcase the breadth of career opportunities within horticulture. Across the five days you will see a variety of speakers present about their area of work, give an insight into their day to day role, share some interesting stories and top tips for those aspiring to make a career in that particular field.  
Click on the link below to access the full list of inspirational talks and recordings.

Event details

Headliner speakers

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