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

-  Experienced Foremen and experienced Grounds Maintenance Operatives to work on various sites throughout the Yorkshire area.

-  **NEW** Contracts Supervisor needed to support current growth in grounds maintenance division. In addition to previous experience in a senior role ‘on the tools’ the ideal candidate will also have some experience of landscape construction and / or, have been in a client facing role.

- **NEW** Tractor Driver required to work in grounds maintenance division on large grass cutting sites throughout the West Yorkshire area.

Please contact Lesley.Hartley@gracelandscapes.com for further details.

NORTH WEST – MAGHULL

- **NEW** Seasonal Grounds Maintenance Operatives required to work out of Maghull depot on a variety of contracts in the NW Region.

Please contact Lesley.Hartley@gracelandscapes.com for further details.

NORTH EAST – DURHAM

- **NEW** Experienced Foremen and Operatives required to support construction and maintenance operations in our NE Region

Please contact Lesley.Hartley@gracelandscapes.com for further details.

MIDLAND – CHESTERFIELD

We currently have vacancies for Grounds Maintenance Operatives to work out of our Chesterfield depot covering various sites around South Yorkshire and North Lincs. A basic level of horticultural knowledge / grounds maintenance experience is required. Further training to be provided if required.

Please contact Lesley.Hartley@gracelandscapes.com for further details.

 

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 or to lesley.hartley@gracelandscapes.com

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