Graduate & Apprentice Programme
We work closely with Reaseheath Agricultural College to encourage and develop our young apprentices. In line with our continued commitment to Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) we are delighted to be able to place a number of apprentices on the scheme who live within the North Wales area, ensuring this project is feeding back into the local economy.
As well as ongoing horticultural training; all operatives train in customer care and management courses where applicable. Some examples of this would be our Supervisor Jason, who successfully achieved his NVQ Level 3 in Management Course and our landscape operative Ryan Williams, who has completed his Level 3 NVQ in Landscape Management at Coleg Cambria, Deeside.
Our workforce demographic consists of employees from a variety of regions such as North Wales, Merseyside, Manchester and Cheshire. We make sure that for each new contract the workforce is employed from within that region to provide social impact and benefit each community.
We were judged as a top 3 finalist in the Warrington Business Awards Trainee/Apprentice category.
Wrights recognises that employee development plans are key in the growth and development of employees, who are the true assets of our company. We believe that you need to train and develop your employees for them to feel motivated and develop a sense of loyalty and attachment towards the company.
Whilst our recruitment plan sees us bringing in graduates, trainees and apprentices we also understand the importance of promoting within to retain talent and experience.
We perform 6 monthly performance appraisals and provide detailed develop plans to ensure that employees are continuously learning and growing. We encourage employees to share their career goals and create opportunities where possible for them to realise their potential. We use mentors and acting roles to support the transition in levels.
Tom Roberts has worked for Wrights Landscapes for 6 years throughout this time he has progressed through the company completing two separate NVQ’s in horticultural engineering and landscape horticulture. Tom continues to strive to progress and is currently integral to the team at Alderley Park acting as assistant supervisor.
Communication with the team is very important to us and our communication plan is regularly reviewed and updated by our HR Manager. The Grass Roots team have been nominated by their colleagues to act as representatives to meet quarterly with senior managers, giving them the opportunity to guide and steer the company on crucial issues that affect the day to day running of the business and the environment in which we work.