Green service provider Glendale has had its contract to maintain the Progress Housing Group renewed. The three year extension has resulted in the appointment of two apprentices.
The apprentices will gain valuable experience as part of a team of ten grounds management specialists. They will carry out grass cutting, weed killing, shrub and hedge maintenance and leaf clearance at sites. This will include Fleetwood, Kirkham, Clifton, Bamber Bridge, Leyland, Preston and Chorley.
Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group owns and manages over 10,000 homes across the UK. They provide housing, independent living and supported housing for disabled people. They also offer employment, training support and Technology Enabled Care across the North West.
The grounds maintenance contract has the potential to be extended for a further two years.
Glendale has invested in new mulching mowers, strimmers and cut-and-collect equipment.
The apprentices at Myerscough College, are studying a level 2 horticulture qualification.
Paul Woodward, contract supervisor at Glendale, said: “It’s a pleasure to be continuing our partnership with Progress Housing Group. Keeping gardens, green spaces and communal areas looking presentable for communities and helping to support the Group’s vision and values.
“Committed to providing employment opportunities, Glendale works hard to offer apprenticeships. They offer a chance to learn skills through hands-on experience while working towards a valuable qualification.
“It’s great to welcome two new members of staff to the team.”
Tammy Bradley, operations director at Progress Housing Group, said: “Progress Housing Group has been working with Glendale for over six years.
“The renewal of this contract provides the opportunity to develop a service that meets our tenants’ expectations. I would like to thank all those involved, especially our customers who will help us to track performance and standards.”