Recruitment and Training

STAFF DEVELOPMENT

At Grace Landscapes we believe in staff development and have never knowingly underestimated the value of our workforce. They have helped us achieve our position as one of the leading landscape companies in the UK. The Company has always had a great interest in horticultural training and recognises the value it adds to the service we can offer our clients.

TRAINING

Today Grace Landscapes is one of the industry leaders in training provision. In the early 1990′s re-organisation of the training provision in FE Colleges led to a closure of a number of horticultural courses – ‘everybody talked about training but nobody did it.’ Unable to outsource the companies training requirements in 1999 Grace Landscapes decided to set up a self-contained training facility at Mirfield.

OFSTED

The scheme is co-ordinated by fully trained staff and we are a registered centre with City and Guilds/NPTC to provide training across a number of different qualifications. In 2003 and again in 2006 the centre was inspected under the OFSTED system and was awarded a Grade 2, being mentioned as a “very good training provider” in the subsequent reports.

APPRENTICES

Grace Landscapes train Apprentices each year from within the company and from other landscape companies in the region.

QUALIFICATIONS

The qualifications we offer are:-

QCF Level 1 Diploma (7573-01) in Practical Horticulture
QCF Level 2 Diploma (0065-23) in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping)
QCF Level 3 Diploma (0065-33) in Work-based Horticulture (Landscaping)

ROLO – Register of Land based Operatives

Following the introduction of the new LISS card (Land based Industry Skills Scheme), Ian Fearnley, our Training Co-Ordinator, has been approved by BALI as a registered trainer for the ROLO Health and Safety Awareness Course. All applicants for the LISS card must hold the ROLO certification.

This one day course is now available at Grace Landscapes and all enquiries should be made to Lesley Hartley on 01924 481200 or by email to lesley.hartley@gracelandscapes.com. Grace Landscapes will provide all the necessary course material and apply for the ROLO certification to BALI.

CURRENT VACANCIES

HEAD OFFICE – MIRFIELD
We currently have the following  vacancies
Experienced Grounds Maintenance Operatives, Soft and Hard Landscape Construction Operatives based at our Nunbrook Farm, Mirfield depot. Forward your CV to lesley.hartley@gracelandscapes.com or ring her on 01924 481200 for further information or an application form.

NORTH WEST – RUNCORN
We currently have the following  vacancies

Temporary position of Site Operative/Labourer for construction sites, must have CSCS card.
Landscape Operatives Required for Grounds Maintenance contracts predominantly located in the North West region. The successful applicants will have experience of commercial landscape maintenance projects and hold a full valid driving licence along with a current DBS certificate.
Landscape Foreman.  Ideally have CSCS card and or SSSTS – CPCS 360 Excavator, 7.5 ton vehicle category, be proficient in Soft and Hard Landscaping and be able to read and understand architects project drawings
Forward your CV to scott.standish@gracelandscapes.com or ring 01925 740214 for further information or an application form.

NORTH EAST – DURHAM
We currently have a vacancy for the following based at our Esh Winning depot

Landscape Operatives Required for Landscape Construction & Grounds Maintenance contracts predominantly located in the North East region. The successful applicants will have experience of commercial landscaping projects and hold a full valid driving licence along with a current CSCS Card.
Please contact alison.graham@gracelandscapes.com to request an application form and return with a covering letter and CV. marked for the attention of Alison Graham post or email  Grace Landscapes Unit 4 Esh Winning Industrial Estate Durham DH7 9PT

 MIDLAND – CHESTERFIELD
No vacancies

RECRUITMENT

At Grace Landscapes we are always open to enquiries from professional and dedicated people wanting to join our company. If you feel you have something to offer us, then send your CV which will be treated in the strictest confidence to us at: Grace Landscapes Limited, Nunbrook Farm, 7 Leeds Road, MIRFIELD, West Yorkshire WF14 OBY.

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