Five hundred women working in land-based industries across the UK will continue to benefit from Lantra’s Women and Work 2011-12 Funding Project, as it has been extended for a fifth year.
Women and Work has already helped 1212 businesses and 3,250 women to increase their skills in industries where women are under-represented. Not only that, for the first time ever, this project is open to women from Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland and those who have already… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on June 27, 2011 at 12:15 —
Lantra Sector Skills Council is asking anyone working with production and amenity horticulture to participate in an extensive review examining roles, skills and responsibilities of those working in the horticulture industry.
David Winn, Lantra’s Horticulture Manager said: “The Standards are a great tool to help employers identify the skills their business need… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on June 9, 2011 at 9:14 —
Long term career dreams are beginning to bear fruit for Jasmine Bellinger, who left the financial services industry to concentrate on a new Wiltshire landscape business and has just been named the Women and Work Horticulture, Landscap… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on April 5, 2011 at 9:19 —
With more than 15 years’ experience in HR Nicki Jackson decided to take a new path in life and retrain as a garden designer with help from Lantra’s Women and Work programme and because of her dedication, she has been named the Women and Work… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on April 5, 2011 at 9:16 —
Lantra, the Sector Skills Council supporting land-based industries, announces today, 1 April, that they have been appointed to accredit the Investors in People programme to English businesses operating within the land-based and environmental sector.
Investors in People is a business improvement tool which links staff development with increased business profitability and levels of service. Investors in People supports and accredits employers that follow a structured… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on April 4, 2011 at 16:54 —
Horticultural learners were among the prize winners at the eighth annual Lantra Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year awards. This highly prestigious event, held at the Crieff Hydro hotel, attracted 140 guests and was attended by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead.
Daryl Russell, who is employed by North Lanarkshire Council scooped the 'Horticultural Learner of the Year' award.
Daryl recently completed a SVQ… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on March 8, 2011 at 9:40 —
Nominations for Lantra’s Welsh Land-based Learner of the Year close in two weeks.
Lantra’s National Director for Wales, Kevin Thomas said: “Do you know someone who’s made a special effort to train and learn in the environmental and land-based industries? If so visit www.lantra.co.uk/land-based-learner-wales
, call 01982 552646 or email email@example.com.”
Nominations are for Young Land-Based Learner (16-26),… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on September 15, 2010 at 14:42 —
Horticulturists working in England’s historic and botanic gardens are being called upon by Lantra Sector Skills Council to speak out in the second round of its industry research.
Following on from the research into the size and scope of the industry the second phase will talk to groups of garden staff about their careers, job roles, skills and training, future aspirations and how we can attract the next generation of horticulturalists.
Leading the research is Lantra’s… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on August 17, 2010 at 16:16 —
The best students drawn from the nation’s parks, gardens and sports grounds are set to compete in Lantra’s Welsh Land-based Learner of the Year Award.
Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based industries, has called for nominations for its annual awards to recognise those developing their skills.
Kevin Thomas, Lantra’s National Director for Wales, said: “These awards honour the best gardeners, greenkeepers and groundsmen Wales has to… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on August 9, 2010 at 16:17 —
With a horrifying average of three deaths a year in the grounds maintenance industry, Lantra Sector Skills Council and the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) have today (28 July) united with industry representatives to tackle the issue.
The workshop, held at Stoneleigh Park, Coventry, focused on health and safety issues such as mowing on slopes, exposure to noise and vibration and safe use of pesticides. Specialist consultants, advisors, training providers and trade… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on July 28, 2010 at 15:33 —
As Love Parks Week is taking place this week (24 July - 1 August), encouraging people all across the country to appreciate the beauty of our parks, a new report from the UK body for public health specialists shows that parks may be beneficial to our health as well.
The Faculty of Public Health report “The Great Outdoors: How Our Natural Health Service Uses Green Space To Improve Wellbeing” says parks are essential to our mental wellbeing. Nature’s impact on mental conditions in… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on July 26, 2010 at 14:00 —
Skills are in the spotlight this week as the ‘horticultural Olympics’ are in full bloom. The prestigious Chelsea Flower Show, which has been taking place for almost a century, recognises horticulture’s greatest talents including this year, Lantra Skills Ambassador Susan Stuart, who helped horticultural therapy charity Thrive win gold and best urban garden.
The winning entry of the urban garden category, called by Thrive ‘The Unexpected Gardener,’ is aimed at the mature… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on May 26, 2010 at 16:53 —
In these challenging economic times employers from across the environmental and land-based sector have joined forces with Lantra Sector Skills Council to ensure that industries’ voice is heard and sector needs are met.
An impressive list of leading industry figures in the environmental and land-based sector has been revealed today by Lantra Sector Skills Council with the announcement of their new England Council.
Chaired by Yorkshire farmer Richard Longthorp the obvious… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on April 6, 2010 at 9:50 —
A training grant worth £450 will be offered to 670 women working in male dominated environmental and land-based industries in England it was announced yesterday (10 March) at the first ever Women and Work Awards.
The new funding, which will see Lantra’s Women and Work programme in its fourth year, will continue to enable women in industries such as horticulture, landscaping and sports turf access funding for a variety of skills development activities.
Women and Work… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on March 11, 2010 at 13:08 —
For garden designer Penny Rushby-Smith family circumstances followed by the recession were the catalyst for a change in career. Through an innovative scheme called Forest Schools she’s been able to marry her love of the outdoors and working with children whilst also being awarded as the Women and Work Landscaping Learner of the Year.
Since 2007 Lantra’s Women and Work programme has helped 2423 women to improve their lives, careers and businesses. To celebrate the end of the… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on March 8, 2010 at 9:49 —
Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for environmental and land-based industries, has announced that Leicester City Council has chosen to adopt greenSKILL: a skills assessment tool for the green space sector developed by Lantra in partnership with Greenspace.
Leicester City Council is the first local authority to offer their staff members working within the cities parks and green spaces, the opportunity to develop their skills against national standards.
Tony Bird, Lantra’s… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on February 22, 2010 at 15:30 —
The skills of 800 Green Flag judges will now be recognised against national standards as they adopt the use of the online tool greenSKILL.
Developed by Lantra, the Sector Skills Council for environmental and… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on February 22, 2010 at 15:00 —
Countless rugby supporters can hardly wait until one of the northern hemisphere’s annual rugby highlights, the RBS Six Nations, kicks off next month. Die-hard followers of the oval ball are no doubt holding their breath during the Guinness Premiership and Heineken Cup matches just in case any of their England heroes get injured, and so miss out on appearing in the England 22 come 6 February against Wales.
But there’s another thing they must all hope and pray for – especially after… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on February 4, 2010 at 8:58 —
Lantra Sector Skills Council is encouraging employers to seize a £2500 funding opportunity to take on a new apprentice, as their skills are celebrated during Apprenticeship Week (1-5 February 2010).
In a move to encourage more employers to take on an apprentice, the National Apprenticeship Service is now offering businesses in the environmental and land-based sector a £2500 grant they would be eligible for when they take on a 16 or 17 year old apprentice.
Peter Martin,… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on February 4, 2010 at 8:55 —
Inspirational land-based apprentices at Capel Manor College showcased their skills at the start of Apprenticeship Week when they were visited by Shadow Skills Minister, John Hayes MP.
John Hayes MP visited Capel Manor College yesterday to meet a range of apprentices for whom an apprenticeship has been a life changing experience.
For 27-year-old ex-offender Lee Catterick, who works for Serco in the London Borough of Newham, the horticulture apprenticeship is… Continue
Added by Lantra Sector Skills Council on February 3, 2010 at 11:32 —