National green service provider Glendale has joined forces with Myerscough College to appoint two new apprentices after they were awarded a new contract.
The company will provide grounds maintenance services for the Progress Housing Group renewed for a further three years, resulting in the appointment of the two apprentices. They are working towards a Level 2 qualification in work-based horticulture.
The apprentices will gain valuable experience as part of a team of ten grounds management specialists carrying out grass cutting, weed killing, shrub and hedge maintenance, litter picking and leaf clearance at sites in Fleetwood, Kirkham, Clifton, Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Preston and Chorley.
Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group owns and manages over 10,000 homes across the UK, providing affordable housing, independent living, supported housing and supported living accommodation for people with learning disabilities and autism, in addition to employment, training support and Technology Enabled Care and Support services across the North West.
Paul Woodward, contract supervisor at Glendale, said: “It’s a pleasure to be continuing our partnership with Progress Housing Group, keeping gardens, green spaces and communal areas looking presentable for communities and helping to support the Group’s vision and values.
“Glendale is committed to providing employment opportunities, particularly apprenticeships, which are a chance to learn skills through hands-on experience while working towards a valuable qualification – so it’s great to welcome two new members of staff to the team.”
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by Dave Salmon