Working with plants and the environment
This selection of career profiles from Lantra looks at the land-based areas of floristry, agriculture and horticulture and the many differing roles within each sub-sector.
The main aim of the agricultural crop industry is to produce crops to feed both humans and animals. Some arable farms have diversified into producing fruit, vegetables and non-food crops such as those grown for energy, materials like hemp for fibre and oils like lavender and linseed.
Career decisions are often based on areas of personal interest. 75% of 16-18 years said that they would be interested in careers in business, technology, science, engineering and working with animals. A career in farming and food supply can be all these things.
Arboriculture workers carry out a variety of jobs to care for and maintain trees, including cultivating, managing and studying individual trees.
The floristry industry comprises the following key activities: retail flower sales, creating floristry designs, delivery services and the use of flowers and decorative plants for displays, events and functions.