Horticultural Traineeship

Chatsworth have partnered with DART Training to offer a new and exciting traineeship program, offering the unique opportunity to support and maintain the beautiful 105 acre historic gardens on the Chatsworth Estate.

Chatsworth, home to the Duke and Duchess of Devonshire, has been passed down through sixteen generations of the Cavendish family. Its large grounds have evolved over 450 years, with each generation adding their own style and new features. 

Working outside, as part of a small team, you will assist across the Estate Gardens, developing a wide range of work based skills including team work, general employability, functional skills and basic horticultural knowledge, all whilst working practically, and contributing to a friendly, passionate and hardworking team environment.

To be eligible for this 24 week Traineeship programme, you must be 16– 24 years old, not in employment, education or training, and be interested in horticulture, gardens, and developing and maintaining landscapes.

Two days per week - £7 per day bursary

To apply to be a part of this unique traineeship programme, visit the DART website for instructions on the next step.



Work experience in 2018

We have filled all our work experience places for 2017 and look forward to working with the students joining us later in the year. Unfortunately this means we can no longer accept applications for work experience in 2017. 

If you are interested in applying for work experience for our 2018 season, please complete the 2018 work experience form (PDF, 36Kb) and return it by 31 January 2018 to:

HR Department
Chatsworth Estate Office
Derbyshire DE45 1PJ

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