Retail Trainee

Hillier Nurseries

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Location: Various locations in the South

Level 3 Apprentice – Team Leader (Advanced Apprenticeship) - £17,500 per annum

“Inspiring future generations”

There has never been a more exciting time to join our Retail Trainee Programme for 2019, and be a part of our mission to inspire the creation of green livings spaces for now and the future.

What’s on offer?

As a Retail Trainee, you will be placed on to a 2-year development programme, where you will gain invaluable on the job experience in a variety of fast-paced environments.

As a Retail Trainee, you will rotate between our Garden Centres (this includes our Restaurant, Shop and Plant Area) as well as our Nurseries and Support Office in Ampfield, Romsey.

All this whilst working towards a Level 3 apprenticeship in Team Leading.

Who are we?

Hillier have a long-standing reputation for growing a wide range of high-quality plant, trees and shrubs.

Through our network of 12 Garden Centres, our promise is to provide excellent quality plants and trees, which will yield fantastic results in your garden.

We aim to work innovatively, sustainably and with integrity, to maintain our position as an industry leader and a lead of good environmental practice.

What’s next?

Working with us is more than just a job - it's a career. Our colleagues are ambassadors, that represent our brand and are always keen to go the extra mile, whatever the situation. We are keen to give every employee a chance to grow their career.



If our mission inspires you to delve into the exciting, diverse and rewarding world of retail, we’d love to hear from you!

Selection process

Once we have received your application, your CV and covering letter will be reviewed by our HR team. If you are successful at this stage, you will receive a short telephone interview.

If you are successful at the telephone interview stage, you will be invited to an Assessment Centre on Tuesday 4th June, where you will learn more about the Programme.

Before applying, please ensure that you will be available on the day of the Assessment Centre, and that you can arrange to travel to our Ampfield Support Office, in Romsey, where it will be held.

Important Information

Essential requirements:

  • GCSE or Level 2 in Maths and English. Please note, you may be required to show proof of your qualification during the recruitment process.


  • The Programme will involve working in different parts of our business, and therefore a willingness to travel to other Hillier locations will be required across the two-year Programme.


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