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I'm currently a chef, and have been for years. I've loved gardening in my spare time for a couple of years now. Just got my first interview in a local garden centre, and really want to get the job and start my career in horticulture. Has anyone got any tips or advice on what to do/prepare for the interview. Thanks Guy
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  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567

    What's the position you're applying for Guy?

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Planteria assistant. Nut image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567

    swot up on the basic GC type plants and let them know you'll be able to advise on size, care etc. But don't intimidate the boss by knowing more than him/her. Mention your ability to help the totally ignorant choose a plant suitable for their garden and have success with it. 

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Thats great advice nut image
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Perhaps talk about your own garden and any areas you are particularly interested in.Have you ever helpled anyone with their garden?

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Yeah GillyL I am going to talk about my own garden if I get half a chance. I do a bit at the place I work now with the herb garden I've created. So will try and big myself up a bit. Wonder if I should ask about gaining qualifications while I work
  • GillyLGillyL Posts: 1,077

    Shows you are keen Guy

  • gab82gab82 Posts: 73
    Thanks nut and GillyL will let you know how it goes on thursday!image
  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,567

    Yes,let us know how you get on. Good luck

  • Lupin 1Lupin 1 Posts: 8,916

    gab82 I would also think about an answer if you are asked about how much interaction you currently have with the general public, I assume as a chef you don't have a lot of contact with the customers. Also be prepared to give examples of how well you work alongside others. 

    Good luck.

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