We are delighted to offer our Retail Trainee Programme, which has been designed to provide a comprehensive and detailed insight into the Retail industry. Offering full-time employment with a competitive salary, training & development opportunities, and company benefits.

If you are interested in our Retail Trainee Programme, please send an email to Hillier HR.

You can read about previous trainee’s experiences below.


Chris Abbess

Retail Trainee, Hillier

Being outside has always interested me, and working in horticulture does just this. Joining Hillier in November 2015 has led me to learn even more about the plants and nature around us and I’ve enjoyed working with people who share the same passion. I’m looking forward to learning and sharing more knowledge within my time working for Hillier.


Matt Potter

Retail Trainee, Hillier

I came to Hillier as a Retail Trainee because I felt Hillier is an organisation that would help me grow. I believe it will help me improve my skills with both customers and fellow staff in addition to allowing me to learn other skills including horticulture.


Isobel Mills

Retail Trainee, Hillier

I was attracted to the Hillier Retail Trainee Programme because of the variety of experience that it provides. During my training, I have had the opportunity to learn about all areas of the business. I wanted to work for a company that provides high standards in all it does, where I can be confident that the product that I am selling will always be of high quality.


Ellie Amey

Retail Trainee, Hillier

I originally joined Hillier in a part-time role as I wanted to find ways of supporting my Horticulture diploma.  I have been provided with different opportunities since I joined and last year decided to apply for the Retail Trainee Scheme.  I really enjoy working for Hillier and the things they do and represent as a company.  For me Hillier is a ‘gardeners garden centre’ and with the nurseries researching and creating new products I feel the company has a real competitive edge.

There have been many highlights but amongst the best has been the opportunity to attend Chelsea, talking to the public and directing any sales enquiries to the sales team.  In terms of what’s next; I want to combine my love of plants with being a manager.