We fill our apprenticeships on 1 August every year. Vacancies are advertised on the HHU website in autumn.
The HHU botanical garden trains up to ten apprentice gardeners at a time in the specialism of perennial gardening, an official training occupation recognised by the Federal government. There are also up to five placements available to interns who wish to prepare for their work or studies or learn the occupation alongside their day job or studies.
|Duration||three years (two years if you hold the Fachhochschulreife certificate, which qualifies you for technical college, or an equivalent qualification )|
|Academic requirements||Hauptschulabschluss (the German general certificate of lower secondary education) or equivalent|
|Other requirements||An interest in handling plants |
An understanding of vital processes in nature
Manual dexterity, technical and business acumen
Good physical condition, weather resilience
Flexibility , mobility, ability to work in a team
|Vocational school||Block teaching: two weeks at the botanical garden, one week at school|
|In-house classes||alongside the practical training|
|Courses run by multiple organisations||one week at the agricultural teaching institute (Deutsche Lehranstalt für Agrartechnik, DEULA) in Kempen, two weeks at the teaching and research institute for gardening (Lehr- und Versuchsanstalt für Gartenbau) in Münster-Wolbeck|
|Activities||Apprentices learn to breed, cultivate and care for a wide range of plants and plan and maintain green spaces.|
|Application||HHU advertises its vacancies in September and October.|