Make it in horticulture or floristry

Emma Sinnamon demonstrating her floristry skills to BBC presenter, David Monahan at the Make it event
Emma Sinnamon demonstrating her floristry skills to BBC presenter, David Monahan at the Make it event

CAFRE floristry graduate and double RHS Chelsea Medalist, Emma Sinnamon, Magheralin, has been inspiring others to consider a creative career in floristry. Emma is pictured with BBC presenter, David Monahan, at the Make It Skills Fair in Belfast.

The event was part of a BBC Northern Ireland campaign to showcase career opportunities and encourage 16-25 year olds to be the best that they can be.

Another award winning CAFRE graduate, Adam Ferguson, Ballymena, was also at the Make It event where he was promoting the job satisfaction of an active, outdoor career in Horticulture. Adam is employed as a professional gardener with the Historic Royal Palaces at Hillsborough Gardens. He recently won a Gold Medal in the Euroskills Landscape Gardening Competition in Gothenburg, Sweden, and hopes to represent the UK in Abu Dhabi later this year.

With an industry crying out for well qualified horticulturalists and florists there are so many opportunities locally and internationally. For details of CAFRE’s courses, visit www.cafre.ac.uk or come along to the open day at Greenmount Campus, Antrim, 3-8pm on Wednesday 5 April.