Paid Apprenticeship – Market Garden, Devon

Nov 17, 2015

Chagfood are a 5-acre Community Market Garden in Devon and they are offering a paid apprenticeship to the right person.

Here’s what Chagfood’s Ed has to say about this exciting opportunity:

“Situated on the north-east edge of Dartmoor supplying 75 veg-shares a week to local households. We are going into our seventh season and are looking for a hard-working, enthusiastic apprentice to join our growing team for six-months from mid April – mid October 2016. We are able to offer an informal but comprehensive apprenticeship programme providing training in all aspects of setting-up and running a successful community supported market garden, from crop planning to sowing, cultivation, transplanting, organic crop husbandry, harvesting, marketing and business management.

We are able to provide a basic but clean and tidy caravan for accommodation on our site along with a field kitchen, drinking water and a compost loo. We also offer £50 per week as a living allowance in addition to fresh vegetables from our fields. In return we ask for our apprentice to work four days a week, averaging 8-hours a day, to be enthusiastic, practical and willing to learn and work as part of a hard working team.

Applicants should send an email to chagfood@gmail.com outlining why you are interested in the apprenticeship, what experience, if any, you have in market gardening and what qualities you think you will bring to our team.”

The deadline for applications is Monday 30th November and interviews will take place during the week of the 7th December.
Please feel free to circulate the position to other interested individuals and If you have any questions please call Ed on 07858 381539.

For more information about Chagfood please take a look at their website: http://www.chagfood.org.uk/

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