Growing landscape and construction firm Crown Group takes on apprentices to "future proof" the business

Landscape and construction firm Crown Group is recruiting up to 12 apprenticeships after doubling in size over the past year.

Emberton (centre) with apprentice Dominik Colbron (l) and former apprentice Richard Moss (r)
Emberton (centre) with apprentice Dominik Colbron (l) and former apprentice Richard Moss (r)

The new workers will be employed over the next three years. The firm now employs more than 60 people across the country. 

The company said it is experiencing significant growth in its facilities management and environmental management divisions as well as its core business of delivering integrated design, building and maintenance services for construction and landscaping projects.

Clients include construction companies including Bowmer & Kirkland and Galliford Try and local authorities. It is currently working on a high profile landscaping project at the Warner Bros 150-acre Hertfordshire studios as part of its multi-million pound expansion.

Managing director Gareth Emberton said he intended to introduce apprentice roles across different sectors of the business.

"We know the success of our business is down to our people and, given the growth we are enjoying, we need to future proof the business and create a workforce that is ready to meet the demands of a growing organisation.

"There is a skills gap within certain sectors such as construction and horticultural services, and with an ageing population, we are looking to offer a career path for younger people within an ambitious business that is willing to nurture and support them as they climb the career ladder.

"This is not about securing cheap labour. As a company of integrity we pride ourselves on paying over the minimum wage and investing in people who want to learn and grow with our business. Creating a strong and dynamic workforce will support us to deliver the high quality service we have built our reputation on."

The Apprenticeship Levy is due to come in next month. 

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