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The Royal Parks Guild plays a positive role in the apprenticeship scheme by arranging master classes, giving awards to mark individual achievement and providing mentoring when requested.
Guild Awards at The Worshipful Company of Gardeners Dinner
The Royal Parks Guild recognises and rewards outstanding personal achievement by staff working for The Royal Parks whether they are apprentices, contractors or volunteers.
We do this by sponsoring and promoting awards covering academic and practical achievement and sustainable effort.
The awards are presented annually and when apprentices attain the standards set by the awarding committee.
Apprentice Awards at Lancaster House Convention Centre
The Awards are officially acknowledged by The Royal Parks and their contractors, and supported by Pershore College.
Julia Bradbury presenting the Guild's George Cook Award
There are five awards presented by the Guild:
The best apprentice – year 1
The best apprentice – year 2
The best apprentice – year 3
The George Cook Award; presented to the best overall apprentice for that year.
The Lifetime Achievement Award; presented to a person who has given dedicated and long service to the parks.
The Wildlife Conservation Award; sponsored by The Deer Study Resource Centre and presented to a person who has given dedicated service to the cause of wildlife management within the parks.
The Royal Parks Guild are dedicated to helping parks’ apprentice schemes and those that join them. If you would like to help us then click here to see if you could become a member of the Guild.