Supported apprenticeship

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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Pay rise for grounds staff

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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Travel scholarship for horticultural

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

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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