- Work Placement
As part of our committed partnership working, idverde was delighted to join the Curo Accredited Work Placement programme which gives the chance for unemployed Curo residents to gain practical work experience in an industry that they are interested in whilst working towards NVQ units. The placements are between 8 and 12 weeks and the placement undertakes real work activities for up to 4 days per week.
idverde has taken 7 placements to date and has successfully offered seasonal grounds operative positions: 2 of these so far, 1 of whom has returned to us for a second season this time directly employed as a seasonal grounds maintenance operative: a real success story!
idverde has been the proud sponsor of Curo–in–Bloom for the last 3 years and the local management team regularly attend the awards presentation evenings in order to mingle with all the ardent amateur horticulturists and maybe the future Monty Don’s! This is also a valuable chance to be on hand to offer advice on things of a blooming nature and yes, you guessed it even to present a prize or two. Overall it is a very important part of our community commitment with a valuable working partner.
- Community Challenge Events
idverde is delighted to have become more and more involved in Curo’s regular Community Challenge events over the past couple of years where we get involved from inception of the scheme being on hand to give advice on plant/flower types/composts/tools etc through to delivery of plants and materials to the willing participants on the various sites chosen for enhancement.
In 2015, we were able to help with the source and supply of over 60 bags of compost, over 100 various shrubs and over 400 summer bedding plants all delivered to the various sites on the morning of the event.