TRAINING, EDUCATION & RECRUITMENT

Supported apprenticeship in landscaping

A UK first – a supported apprenticeship pathway has been expanded to help young people with learning difficulties develop work skills in landscaping expanded programme will help students with learning difficulties transition into work new college will mentor students through internships and onto apprenticeships unique program comes after five years of collaboration between school and …

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3% pay rise for grounds staff says GMA

Following research commissioned by the Grounds Management Association (GMA), conducted by Myriad Research*, a 3% pay rise for grounds staff  in national minimum salary bands for all levels of grounds staff is being recommended this year by the not-for-profit membership organisation. In addition, the GMA suggests that the ‘bonus’ amounts paid in recognition of those …

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#GoSchoolSuccess brings horticulture to schools

#GoSchoolSuccess campaign launched to promote landscaping and horticulture careers in primary schools A campaign to bring horticulture and gardening to primary schools has been launched by GoLandscape, The British Association of Landscape Industries’ careers initiative and The School Gardening Success Plan. #GoSchoolSuccess aims to promote horticulture and landscaping as a career to a younger generation, …

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Management ROLO courses for land-based workers

The British Association of Landscape Industries has introduced two new training courses at supervisor and manager level.  These management ROLO courses add to the popular Register of Land-based Operations (ROLO) Operative level course. The new courses enable industry supervisors and managers to receive the appropriate level of health and safety training and apply for their …

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Travel scholarship for horticultural students

Furthering professional development with the Ball Colegrave Travel Scholarship Ball Colegrave is encouraging the continuous professional development of young people in the horticultural sector with a travel scholarship. The £1,500 Ball Colegrave Sponsored Travel Scholarship is on offer as part of the David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) Scholarship Season. The David Colegrave Foundation (DCF) is a …

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Maintaining winter pitches courses from the GMA

The Grounds Management Association (GMA) bolsters online training with new ‘Level 2 Winter Pitches’  Looking to achieve the best results maintaining winter pitches during colder, wetter months? If so look no further than the Grounds Management Association (GMA) ‘Level 2 Winter Pitches’ online course for volunteers and professionals.  The programme aims to help participants working in …

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Online degree show at Writtle University

An online degree show at Writtle University College (WUC) launches on May 27th, 2020 in a specially created online gallery. As always, it will showcase the skilled creative work of Writtle’s undergraduates and postgraduates. In previous years, the Degree Show took place in specially appointed design studios on WUC’s 200 hectare estate. When students and …

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Six steps to attract landscaping customers

Although we are still in the midst of Covid-19, and many of us remain in lockdown, restriction measures are slowly being lifted. So now is perfect time to think about generating enquiries for the summer. Here are six steps to attract landscaping customers from, Paula Warman at The Landscape Circle. Get clear on your avatars. …

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