We’re recruiting three organic veg growing trainees who want to develop their food-growing skills and understanding of the food system. The free training will involve learning all aspects of growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. You will work alongside the grower, learning all aspects of running our urban market gardens, and benefitting from insights from the wider business team.

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn how to grow food for a sustainable food system, enjoy working outdoors and working with others. This training is open to everyone, regardless of background. We acknowledge that the environmental sector is less accessible to people from minority backgrounds and we’re committed to doing what we can to correct this. We especially want to hear from you if you feel that opportunities like this are less available to you, or you don’t see yourself represented very often in the environmental or sustainable food sectors.

Check out more detail in the job decription:

 Trainee job description 2024.docx

If you would like to apply, complete the application form. Ensure you complete all parts of the form. And complete the recruitment monitoring form.

 Hackney Traineeship Application Form 2024.docx

 Recruitment Monitoring Form 2023.docx

Return the completed forms either by email to Sophie Verhagen or by post to the Old Fire Station address at the bottom of this page.

Closing date for applications9am Monday 26 February.
Shortlisted applicants will be informed by phone around: Thursday 29 February.
Interviews will be held on: Thursday 7 March.
Traineeship starts: week beginning Monday 8 April

To get an idea of what your days might look like, check out this film made by former GC trainee Warami. (Though we can’t promise it’ll always be that sunny!)

Visit our Get involved page for other ways to work with us or volunteer on our Hackney market gardens.

And check out Roots to Work for a comprehensive list of sustainable food jobs across the UK.

Take a look at the Better Food Traders website for details of other veg schemes in our network that welcome volunteers