Reaseheath’s proactive horticulture department is the latest further education provider to join Marshalls Educational Partnership.
Marshalls, the UK’s leading hard landscaping manufacturer, has launched its educational initiative to answer increasing demand for trained professionals within the industry, and to join land-based colleges in promoting garden landscaping as an attractive career choice.
Marshalls will help us to deliver landscaping courses to an even higher standard by providing materials, delivering skills workshops and by linking our students with Marshalls Register members so they can gain top class work experience in the industry.
Reaseheath is the latest college to sign up to the scheme and joins Askham Bryan College, York, and Capel Manor College, London.
Dave Jessop, Operations Manager of the Marshalls Register explained: “Promoting landscaping as an attractive career choice by working in partnership with colleges felt like a natural progression. There is a lack of skilled professionals in the landscaping sector, while demand for their services is higher than ever before.
“We want to encourage students to pursue a career in this wonderful industry, and to instil best practice from the outset. We’re thrilled to be partnering with Reasehath and look forward to working together to provide landscaping students with the best possible start to their careers.”
Glyn Ferriday, Reaseheath’s Head of Marketing and Communications, said: “This educational partnership with Marshalls will give our landscaping students a wonderful opportunity to broaden their knowledge and skills and to learn from industry professionals.
“The support which our students will receive through the Marshalls Register will be invaluable, as it gives them the chance to link with practising tradespeople and to gain relevant work experience. We are looking forward to working with Marshalls and are excited about the opportunities we will have to enhance the future prospects of our students.”
See Mark Seddon and Head of Horticulture Sarah Hopkinson discuss the new partnership at the RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2016.