A Nursery Hand works on the daily tasks needed to successfully run a plant nursery. Your role might require you to help propagate or cultivate plants or get them ready for sale or transport. You’ll be ensuring the plants are in good condition and may have to adjust conditions to make sure they thrive. A Nursery Hand will have to fertilise, weed and keep plants watered and you’ll be working with manual and automatic irrigation systems. You’ll need a good knowledge of plant types and be able to use a range of tools and equipment.
Nursery Hands have a very physical role and you’ll need to be ready for some heavy lifting. You’ll have to be good at following instructions and be flexible enough to handle a range of different tasks. You’ll spend most of your day outdoors and will need to work in all sorts of weather conditions. A Nursery Hand might also speak with customers so you’ll need good communication skills.
There are 7 courses available for people who want to become a Nursery Hand.