After 20 years in the beauty industry, Claire Stansfield from Huddersfield decided to make a drastic change to help her reach new goals and dreams. Claire decided Central YMCA could help her gain the skills and knowledge to be a competent Horticulturist via the Apprenticeship programme. Claire's story reminds us it’s never too early or too late to make that career change and learn a new skill. Apprenticeships are offered to people aged 16-65, which means you can start an apprenticeship whether you’re starting your career, want a change, or are upskilling in your current job.
Claire went from being a professional hairdresser to a Horticulture Apprentice and is now learning about an entirely new industry through hands-on learning at Nurture Landscapes – a landscape maintenance company, and also with the help of her tutor Chris Turner at Central YMCA. Claire’s future desire is to continue climbing the ladder of the Horticulture industry, so watch this space!
Learn more about our Horticulture Apprenticeships.