Julia Giermaniuk from Tarrington has recently joined one of the UK’s commercial nurseries in Hereford on its Management Trainee scheme (October 2021). The 24-year-old has started a two-year program at Wyevale Nurseries working across all departments of the family-run business including Supply Chain, Container Production, Transplants, and its Head Offices.
Julia said: “I’m very excited to be starting this program. I was fortunate to join Wyevale Nurseries earlier this year in the spring when I gained experience in growing, potting, and propagation, so it’s wonderful now to be progressing in this way.
“It will be great to continue expanding my horticultural knowledge with such expertise around me and seeing how the other departments are run across the business. My first year will mostly be in Hereford and I will be working with the Container Production and Supply Chain teams.”
For her second year, Julia will transition to the Transplants and Trees Divisions. The Aberystwyth University graduate, who is originally from Augustów, Poland, holds an undergraduate degree in Plant Biology and a master’s degree in Biotechnology.
Before attending university, Julia was also a pupil at Whitecross High School Hereford, and then Hereford Sixth Form. Prior to joining Wyevale Nurseries, she worked in the hospitality sector in the county at Café Bodega, Mowchak, and Yates.
Carol Dickinson, Head of Business Support, said: “Julia is a welcome addition to our team here at Wyevale Nurseries. She already has great experience and has fitted in seamlessly since she joined us earlier this year."
Assessment during the Management Trainee Scheme will be through regular reviews and assessing performance against agreed objectives. Julia will have a mentor to meet with on a regular basis. There will also be a Program Coordinator to support her and to ensure that regular constructive reviews are undertaken.