Graduates given tools to progress at Glendale

Trainees have secured management roles after completing a 12-month programme with national green services company Glendale.

Sue McGrath. Image: Glendale
Sue McGrath. Image: Glendale

The Glendale Graduate Scheme offers training and work experience to university leavers, who undertake a variety of work placements in contracts delivered across the country.

Sophie Coughlan, 23, Matthew Allen, 22 and Anthony Jones, 29, have now secured managerial positions at the company following participation in the scheme.

Sophie, an environmental conservation graduate from Oxfordshire, spent time at Glendale's South East sites and is currently working on the Nature's Gym contract in Lewisham. She has passed assessments in chainsaw maintenance and received a range of internal training from HR to finance and business development.

Matthew, a wildlife conservation graduate from Lichfield, is currently based at the Solihull arboriculture depot and has developed practical skills while gaining qualifications in tree climbing, felling and maintenance.

Anthony, an environmental resource management graduate from Bognor Regis, worked on contracts in Liverpool, before becoming involved in the utility arboriculture contract in the West Midlands, where he's now working as a deputy manager.

Sue McGrath, director of human resources at Glendale, said: "It's vital to nurture young talent so we can add talented people with fresh perspectives to the workforce, which will benefit the industry. Investing time and resources into employees is a priority for Glendale, so that we can continue delivering the highest quality in services to look after the environment for local communities."

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