We are coming to the end of National Apprenticeship Week, a week to celebrate and showcase the thousands of apprentices and apprenticeship providers across the country, what they are doing and where an apprenticeship can take you.

The truth is an apprenticeship can take you pretty much wherever you want it to, and we have plenty of Apprenticeship success stories here at Hadlow:

Charlie Burrage - Level 2 and 3 Sports Turf Apprenticeship

Charlie’s career flourished after completing his Level 3 Sports Turf Apprenticeship at Hadlow. It enabled him to get promoted from his position as a qualified groundsman at Millwall FC. He initially became Assistant Head Groundsman, and then two years later he was offered the Head Groundsperson role.

“The advice I would give to new apprentices is to ask questions! You can never ask enough questions and we are all learning, don’t be afraid to ask.” - Charlie Burrage

Daniel Martin - Level 3 Golf Greenkeeping Apprenticeship

Daniel Martin receives his Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year award 8 smaller

Daniel (above) is our most recent success story. Just a few months ago he was named as the Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year, winning two-week all expenses paid work experience placement at the exclusive Vidauban Golf Club in the south of France. Daniel is First Assistant at Farleigh Golf Club in Surrey.

My Level 3 Greenkeeping apprenticeship has been a massive benefit to me personally and for my career. Not least as it has allowed me to win Toro Young Student Greenkeeper of the Year. But also it provides me with a credential to prove my knowledge in the industry.” - Daniel Martin

 James Nuttall – Level 3 Crop Technician

James was our first student to complete our Crop Technician apprenticeship that was introduced in September 2021, gaining a merit for his course.  He is now working permanently at Berryplants Ltd, the employer who put him through the apprenticeship.

"I learnt valuable skills and experiences I wouldn’t have learnt if I wasn’t working alongside learning. I’ve obtained both practical and theory skills which enable me to do my job and perform it to a higher standard.” - James Nuttall

We’d love to make you another success story, so If you want to find out more, you can visit the Apprenticeship Case Study page of the Hadlow College website.

We also have a dedicated Apprenticeship Team on hand if you are interested in starting an apprenticeship and want some help and guidance.

Call 01732 850551 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get in touch. Alternatively visit the apprenticeships section of the Hadlow College website.