GoLandscape Ambassadors, David Dodd of BALI Registered member The Outdoor Room and Tecwyn Evans of BALI Registered member Living Landscapes, hosted a stand at the Crawley Careers fair last month. They successfully promoted GoLandscape and the career opportunities within the landscape industry to a range of people. Attendees included 11-15-year-old students, school leavers, parents and teachers. Genuine interest was clear from a number of pupils that hadn’t considered a career in the industry previously. Many left feeling inspired that there were opportunities for work at all levels.
Similarly, Nigel Bowcock, managing director of BALI Registered member Acre Landscapes, was in attendance at Durrington High School. He was exhibiting GoLandscape at their popular careers evening and promoting landscaping to Year 11 students and their parents. The benefits and opportunities the industry presents were the focus of his talks.
BALI’s own education officer, Stephen Ensell, visited Avon Valley School and Performing Arts College’s careers fair in Rugby over the summer. He was interacting with around 50 pupils and discussing the many roles available in the landscape industry. Widely known for its creativity, pupils from the school showed a tremendous amount of interest towards the creative aspects of landscape construction and garden design. This was encouraging to see as the GoLandscape initiative continues to grow.