BALI's GoLandscape provides support around the UK
The British Association of Landscape Industries' (BALI) careers initiative GoLandscape, which launched nationally at RHS Wisley in March, has been continuing to support colleges, businesses and signing up new ambassadors over the last month. BALI's Education Officer, Stephen Ensell, recently attended Capel Manor College's careers fair alongside GoLandscape ambassadors Anthea Harrison and Hermon Pobrati. Stephen also met with the team at Switch Up in Nottingham, and identified ways the initiative can help their youth find a new career in the landscape industry.
Stephen has also taken time to visit Askham-Bryant College to help launch their apprenticeships, provided ambassador training in the South East which was hosted by BALI member Provender Nurseries and made contact with careers advisers throughout the North Thames, South Thames and Midlands regions to start booking ambassadors into secondary schools.
If that wasn't enough, Stephen has also provided support to Capel Manor in the development of their Level 3 Hard Landscaping course, attended a YMCA Training breakfast morning to support their horticulture students completing their course and looking for employment and worked with ambassadors from Leicestershire Garden Design to attend a careers event at South Charnwood High School. There was also a visit made to Wiltshire College, to meet the staff and to see how BALI can support their landscape and horticulture students.
Nearer to BALI Landscape House, Stephen attended a school careers fair at Aylesford school in Warwick, rounding out a rather busy four weeks.
Behind-the-scenes, Stephen is hard at work developing the next phase of the GoLandscape website, which will be launching later in the year.
For more information, visit BALI's GoLandscape website.