Exciting career opportunities within Thompson & Morgan

Exciting career opportunities within Thompson & Morgan

Thompson & Morgan, which has been based in Ipswich since 1855, has grown to become one of the UK’s most successful horticultural seed and plant companies. Through the publication of its catalogues, the operation of its award-winning website, and presence in leading garden centres, Thompson & Morgan is able to provide home gardeners with the very best quality products money can buy. The company’s success is due to its hard-working, loyal and committed staff, many of whom have been with them for over 10 years. Careers can and do start here!

Michael Perry and Hannah Ashwell both came to Thompson & Morgan from Otley College after studying a National Diploma in Horticulture.

Michael is now our new product development manager and searches the globe for new, exciting and innovative products. He can also be seen as a presenter on the home shopping channels. If you would like to be involved in the behind the scenes preparation for the shows why not apply for the role of TV show assistant?

Hannah joined the nursery as a trainee horticulturalist where the growing, breeding, trials and plant production takes place.

Having studied for her NVQ and ILM qualifications in management training, Hannah has progressed to the position of assistant nursery and site manager.

Hannah said, “Since I first started, I have always been encouraged to develop myself”.

If you have a background in horticulture plus an enthusiasm to learn, Thompson & Morgan is offering a rare opportunity to join Hannah’s team as a trainee.

But you don’t have to be a garden expert to start your career with them; Chloe Farmer joined Thompson & Morgan packing seeds in the warehouse at the age of 17. She was then given the opportunity to move into the print department and now heads up the design team, as design manager, producing
some 20 plant and seed catalogues each year. If you are looking for a career in this area, and have some practical experience using InDesign, then the mail order design assistant could be the job for you.

“T&M is most certainly a family-friendly company”, says Chief Executive, John May “When so many of our staff recommend working here to their family members, we know we are doing something right! Our staff are loyal and a real credit to the company”.

Here is a brief outline of Thompson & Morgan’s job opportunities. For a full description visit https://www.thompson-morgan.com/jobvacancies

IT Systems Administrator (IT-0214)
Responsible for the support of company networks, servers & databases, system availability and management reporting.

Trainee IT Systems Administrator (ITT-0214)
To support the systems administrator. Good opportunity for someone wishing to start a career in IT.

Copywriter and Communications Officer (PR-0214)
Responsible for copy-writing across a range of media, including press releases, catalogues, social media and internal communications.

TV Show Assistant (TV-0214)
Co-ordination of all products and horticultural materials required for the TV set.

Mail Order Design Assistant (MO-0214)
Assisting in the design and co-ordination of all mail order catalogues and direct mail marketing materials.

E-Commerce Marketing Assistant (EC-0214)
This role includes new website content, merchandising, Google analytics and email marketing.

Trainee Horticulturalist (TH-0214)
Working with a wide range of plants for exhibition, trials and plant material, within our award-winning breeding programme.

Please contact Natalie Durrant at Thompson & Morgan, Poplar Lane, Ipswich, IP8 3BU, email ndurrant@thompson-morgan.com or visit www.thompson-morgan.com/jobvacancies for a full description. Closing date for applications 28th February 2014.

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