The scheme, backed by the Department of Work and Pensions, is offered to over 18 year olds who are not in education, employment or training.
during this time have gained experience in a working environment,
understanding and adhering to health and safety and also gaining
valuable experience and skills in a wide range of horticultural and
Tony Jones who manages the Hodge Hill Contract in Birmingham said, "The scheme offers on the job training in a working environment and gives an insight of activities carried out in grounds maintenance. It is pleasing to see young individuals start with limited knowledge and see them develop and be able to complete work to a good standard."
Lance Suter (pictured below) who is presently working for a second season of seasonal employment said, "Working for Quadron has given me the opportunity to gain skills and made me more aware of the importance of health and safety within the workplace. I have undertaken a number of training and safety courses and I have recently been trained on pedestrian and ride on mowers to Lantra Standard.
My ultimate aim is to show that I am reliable and able to produce high standards of work and obtain a full time position within Quadron."Lance started his first season using pedestrian mowers and showed the commitment and initiative to learn and progress and now is a regular driver of a Ransomes 2130 Ride on mower.