Learn how

to grow food

Trainee growers


Growing Communities is recruiting four volunteer trainee growers. 

We are looking for enthusiastic people who are keen to learn how to grow food in a sustainable way, enjoy working outdoors and working with others. We welcome applications from all sectors of the community.


The (unpaid) traineeship will involve learning all aspects of running our urban market gardens and growing vegetables with a particular emphasis on salad leaves. These traineeships are aimed at people who want to develop their food-growing skills. Trainees will work alongside the grower on our Hackney market gardens one day a week (either Monday or Tuesday) and attend six evening tutorials. Traineeships start in mid-March and run until the end of September.

Please look at the job description for more details about the job and the sort of people we are looking for.

Trainee job description 2019.doc


To apply

If you would like to apply, download the application form.

Growing Communities Job Application Form.docx

Ensure you complete all parts of the application form. Please also state which day you would prefer to volunteer (see the job description for details). Return the completed copy to us either by email to growcomm@growingcommunities.org or by post to Growing Communities. The Old Fire Station, 61 Leswin Road, N16 7NX.  Please also complete and return the Recruitment Monitoring Form.

Recruitment Monitoring Form.docx


Closing date for applications is 9am Monday 4 February.

Shortlisted applicants will be informed by phone by Friday 8 February. If you do not hear by then, please assume that you have not been shortlisted.

Interviews will be held on Thursday 14 February.