All employees have an individual training budget assigned and when essential qualifications such as CSCS card are gained, you can choose any courses that you like as long as they will have a positive effect on your career and skills.”
Do you hold team days for staff? If so does this have a positive effect on morale?
“We hold what we call staff briefing days every 3-4 months. These days bring the whole site teams and office teams together to discuss any burning topics from recent projects and cover at least 2 CPD sessions on landscape subjects. We also arrange to have dinner and drinks as often as possible to give everyone a chance to catch up and celebrate any recent awards or birthdays. Team activity days have included indoor sky diving, crazy golf and beer tasting. These days are really important for drawing a line between our professional work and personal relations in the company.
What sets Garden Club London apart as an attractive place to work?
“At Garden Club London we share knowledge. experience and profit. Every employee has a sense of ownership and we recruit based on attitudes and more importantly than skill or experience but will this person embrace our company values and fit the team. Salaries are never enough to make a satisfying career so we work hard to give our team an exciting range of work from RHS flower shows such as Chelsea and Hampton Court to one of a kind pioneering landscape projects such as the Floating Pocket Park at Paddington Basin.”