Grounds maintenance staff celebrate training success

Staff who were put through a course launched to plug an ever-widening skills gap in horticulture are celebrating passing their final exams.

The five landscape upkeep contractors achieved the Lantra-approved ISS grounds maintenance practical skills award. More than 150 staff across all four ISS regions, from trainees to supervisors, are doing the course.

Gerard Wilkins, Adrian Nicholls, Joshua Grafton, Keith Higgins and Trevor Windsor, based at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire, were presented with their certificates by station commander Carrie-Anne Rossi.

ISS managing director Phil Jones said the training would standardise service delivery, encourage staff retention, enhance production and deliver key skills to specification.

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