Chance to shine in outdoor role

4905_Chance_to_shine_in_outdoor_roleAn apprenticeship scheme has proved so successful that Stafford Borough Council is now on the lookout for new recruits.

Two posts to work in the great outdoors are up for grabs in the team which keeps the borough in tip top condition.

And the opportunity has only arisen because the previous apprentices have landed full time jobs within the borough council’s Streetscene team.

The role will include working in the parks and open spaces as well as on the job learning about horticulture and grounds maintenance. Lee Howard, aged 25, and 22 year old Conner Jefferies took part in the scheme and are now in full time work.

 

Lee who is now working as part of the arboriculture service, said:

“I gained a lot of experience from the apprenticeship learning how to use machinery and tools which helped when it came to getting a job. I would recommend the apprenticeship scheme to any young person trying to get into work.”

Councillor Frank Finlay, Cabinet Member for Environment and Health, said:

“This is a great opportunity for a young person to get their foot on the employment ladder in a job that has an enormous pride element attached to it. And this job will let the lucky candidates learn new skills and gain the knowledge they will need from an experienced team. It is the excellent work of our Streescene staff that ensures our borough is kept up to scratch and looking at its best.”

The Streetscene apprenticeships offer a two-year placement in partnership with Reeseheath College to attain an NVQ in Horticulture and Cleansing Maintenance.

To find out more about the opportunities available at Stafford Borough go to the jobs section at www.staffordbc.gov.uk.