This Green Skills Bootcamp is a free 4-week course, funded through the Mayor of London Skills Bootcamp programme. The course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and expertise you’ll need to gain employment within the green sector.

 

The London Borough of Hounslow has created this course in partnership with the Greater London Authority, Lampton GreenSpace 360, Hounslow Highways, and Maydencroft. The curriculum covers the foundations of maintaining green spaces, and will include two weeks of classroom lessons, one week of hands-on work experience and one week of employability training to help get you job ready.

 

The programme is FREE OF CHARGE to learners. Travel and childcare costs are covered. 

 

Attendees that successfully complete the Bootcamp course will be offered a guaranteed interview with employers who are looking to hire new talent.

Land management offers a wide array of career opportunities, all of which allow you to work outdoors and in a wide variety of locations. The course content will cover:

  •       The benefits of working in the green sector
  •        An insight into the green sector
  •        Biosecurity awareness
  •        Invasive non-native species (INNS)
  •        Ecology awareness
  •        OPM awareness
  •        Introduction to tree surveying
  •        Tree planting and aftercare
  •        Water safe working
  •        Safety briefing

What support will you receive?

  • Free Travel – we will provide you with a free London travelcard (London Zones 2-6)to travel to and from the classroom and work experience locations
  • Free Childcare - we will cover the cost f any childcare needed during the course hours
  • Personalised 1:1 Support - we will offer you 1:1 mentoring to guide you through the course

The course will start on Monday 19 February 2024 and will last for four weeks, until Friday 15 March 2024. It will be delivered at London Borough of Hounslow’s Adult Education classrooms and run from Monday to Friday between 10am and 2pm.

 

You are eligible for the bootcamp if you are:

  • A Hounslow or Ealing resident
  • 19 years or over
  • Currently unemployed or in receipt of means-tested benefits

Please note, as part of the course induction you will be screened for:

  • Numeracy Entry Level 2
  • Literacy Entry Level 3
  • Basic Digital Skills

Industry preferences for Land Management roles include:

  • Driving licence – highly desirable. One of our employers is based in London Fringe, so a car is essential, for the others, having the ability to drive is           highly preferential. Some employers require you to have the ability to learn to drive and operate heavy machinery.
  • Working full time – highly desirable. None of our employers can accommodate shorter hours but might be able to accommodate job shares.
  • Working outdoors – necessary. This comes with the job, as you’ll be working outside once the course is completed.

If you are interested in enrolling on this Bootcamp or would like further information, please contact us at work@hounslow.gov.uk.

 

Read Julian’s Case Study from the Land Management Bootcamp here.

 

The Land Management and Arboriculture Bootcamp Privacy Notice can be found here


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  • Job ref: J1423

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