It’s never too late to change…

GoLandscape EdNews & Events

Thinking about changing careers and entering the exciting world of landscaping, but nervous about making the jump? Here’s Pauls story, which will hopefully inspire you to take the plunge. “I have just received an unconditional offer from the University of West Scotland to begin the path to a degree. The deal-breaker was a Higher Qualification of Geography which I studied … Read More

GoLandscape offers vital industry advice

GoLandscape EdNews & Events

So, you have made the decision to join the world of landscaping and have an idea of which roles appeal to you. The next step is to consider how you are going to proceed into that role. Education and training can be invaluable, visit our website to find local accredited courses, make sure they cover the subjects needed for your … Read More

Filming underway for new GoLandscape videos

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We are excited to be well underway with filming a new series of videos to promote the industry. Filming has been taking place with BALI members Maylim at their site in Greenford Quay. With these films, we hope to show just how broad and diverse the world of landscaping is. Using a live site, we can show the progress of … Read More

GoLandscape at Gardeners World Live!

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GoLandscape was in attendance at Gardeners World live, where it promoted the industry and ran a number of interactive activities for schools and children (and quite a few adults) visiting the show at the NEC. The rain didn’t dampen peoples enthusiasm, with children being able to try their hand at block paving and for budding designers to have a go … Read More

SureSet Permeable Paving supports Merrist Wood College students with a resin bound paving Masterclass

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Merrist Wood College based in Surrey has a huge history behind it including, in 1939 when Merrist Wood was bought by Surrey County Council under the compulsory purchase order to convert Merrist Wood House into a mental health institution. In 1943 the Government committee recommended that every county should have its own Farm Institute to train people for careers – … Read More

Engaging with the unengaged

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A study into improving engagement through targeted outdoor education in Stoke-on-Trent. Not everyone is suited to a learning environment that is purely classroom-based, yet this is where most of the education takes place, but there is a world beyond the traditional classroom. A recent study by Great Grounds and Keele University demonstrates the positive impact taking learning out into nature … Read More

How to grow your career (in my opinion)

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The 3 things I want you to keep in mind while reading this are Employers, Education and Work Ethic Like most school leavers, at 16 years old I didn’t really know what I wanted to do… I got an apprenticeship as a clock maker which was more refurbishment of old town clocks rather than making anything which didn’t suit me, … Read More

Ride GoLandscape – 15th – 20th September 2019

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So the crazy team that brought you the 3 Peaks Extreme challenges have re-grouped, re-formed, and re-focussed in 2019 Having previously conquered the 3 highest peaks in the UK, cycled between them and then continued their quest by riding from Mount Snowdon to Lands End, raising over £100,000 for a range of industry charities, this merry bunch have now committed … Read More

GoLandscape reaches out to Careers advisers

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After parents and family, Careers Advisers are the go-to for many school pupils in helping them decide what career to pursue when they leave school. Horticulture and landscaping unfortunately has a false image amongst a lot of people as being only for the unacademic and that it is also an unskilled profession as the RHS reports. 70% of 18-year-olds believed … Read More

New team member at Provender Nurseries

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The team at Provender Nurseries would like to introduce our newest cash and carry team member Natalie Fairs. Natalie joined Provender Nurseries two months ago and has already proved herself as a valuable team member, being involved in two events held on site and receiving a glowing testimonial from a customer already. Natalie will be working in the cash and … Read More

GoLandscape YMCA Training to hold coffee morning

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BALI’s careers initiative GoLandscape and YMCA training are holding a joint levy morning on 11 April 2019. The morning will focus on how to make the best use of your levy and the unique service they offer as well as including advice on spending companies levy, training of apprentices and an inspirational talk on how well YMCA training’s apprenticeship service … Read More

GoLandscape ready for National Careers Week

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With National Careers Week looming, GoLandscape will be making the most of the week to encourage pupils, students and career changers to consider the benefits of a career in landscaping. GoLandscape and their amabassadors will be exhibiting at the National Careers Guidance shows, the only UK-Wide annual series of conventions offering networking, information and learning to career, education and guidance … Read More

Horticulture trainees shortlisted for Lantra Learner of the Year Awards

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Three trainees from the horticulture industry have been short-listed for Lantra Scotland’s Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, which will take place at theDoubletree by Hilton Dunblane Hydro Hotel on Thursday 7th March 2019. The finalists are Calum Melrose, Ross Yuile and Tyler Tovey. Calum, aged 22 from Livingston, is doing a Modern Apprenticeship with West Lothian Council … Read More

BALI Chalk Fund Student of The Year Competition winner

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It was wonderful to be able to celebrate the work that our students do at colleges up and down the country through The BALI Chalk Fund Student of the Year Competition. This year, Ashley Zymanczyk from Merrist Wood College fought off some stiff competition to win the overall student of the year. He attended the BALI Awards 2018 with his … Read More

Brooksby Melton College hard landscaping day

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With hard landscaping skills being so high on the skills shortage list, GoLandscape was proud to organise a hard landscaping day for the students at Brooksby Melton College. The students got to try their hand at both laying slabs and block paving and so give them a flavour of the skills that landscapers employ. Barry Randall and Brendon Cupkovic from … Read More

CIH launches Young Horticulturist of the Year Competition for 2019

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The 2018 Young Horticulturist of the Year Grand Final was held at the Harrogate Spring Flower Show on April 28th, giving many of the eight competitors and their families and supporters their first opportunity to see this fabulous flower show. The winner, after a tense competition, was won by the South East Branch Regional winner, Tim Miles who is currently … Read More

Lantra invites BALI members to review Horticulture National Occupational Standards

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Lantra have invited BALI and its members to help review the current Horticulture National Occupational Standards (NOS). What are National Occupational Standards? National Occupational Standards (NOS) are statements of the standards of performance individuals must achieve when carrying out functions in the workplace, together with specifications of the underpinning knowledge and understanding. NOS are National because they can be used … Read More

Vanishing gardens and landscapes threaten UK future says BALI, RHS and HTA

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For the first time, a report* by Oxford Economics for the Ornamental Horticulture Roundtable Group** reveals the significant value of the UK’s ornamental horticulture and landscape industries. In light of its economic importance, the industry contends that it isn’t being taken seriously by Government for the immense benefits it delivers. £24.2 billion is the total GDP footprint of the UK’s … Read More

GoLandscape pledges its support to YMCA Training to raise awareness of available apprenticeships

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GoLandscape has pledged its support to YMCA Training, on their work on delivering industry apprenticeships in the wake of a 28% shortfall in the number of apprenticeships being undertaken in the UK, according to FE News. Along with a decrease in apprenticeships, the Open University has recently reported that only 8% of companies in the UK have drawn from their levy, … Read More