Emma Savage – Human Resources Apprentice, Head Office (Coventry)

Emma started as a Human Resources apprentice at our Head Office in Coventry in 2014. She has completed her NVQ Level 3 in Recruitment and Sales and will be starting her Higher Apprenticeship in Human Resource Management later this year, whilst gaining real life experience of our business.

“I want to secure recognised and valuable qualifications to enhance my career and get experience whilst I study. It will offer me strong foundations.

“The job is fast paced and varied which is why I love it; my priorities are ever changing. I get involved in general administration, recruitment, employment relations and building relationships which is a key part of my role”

Emma hopes that her apprenticeship will provide her with the development and support to enable her to establish a career as a HR professional.

In her spare time, Emma enjoys cooking, socialising, walks and yoga.

Dominic Domigan – Land Based Engineering Apprentice (Bromley)

Dominic decided to learn a brand new trade whilst working when he applied to join idverde UK legacy company, The Landscape Group. He found the apprenticeship by searching online and completing a simple application form.

“I wanted to learn a trade, develop new skills and start a career. The pace is just right as I am able to take everything in, and there is plenty of support.”

Dominic believes that continuing to gain qualifications is very important as it helps him improve within his role by gaining new knowledge which will help him in the landscaping industry.

He hopes that once his apprenticeship is complete, he will permanently join idverde UK.

In one word, Dominic describes his apprenticeship as: enjoyable.

Charlie Blackmore – Horticulture Apprentice (The Regent’s Park, London)

Charlie joined us as a horticulture apprentice after completing A-levels in Photography, Media and Design Technology (Product Design).

His day typically involves weeding, grass cutting, improving public areas and relocating park appliances around The Regent’s Park. Charlie found the vacancy through his school and The Regent’s Park website and he believes that studying an apprenticeship is a great was of understanding the industry, as well as learning and developing key skills in a hobby that he loves.

What does he love most about his job?

“The fresh air, and early mornings. I love talking to the general public and learning new key skills and gardening concepts. I think that this apprenticeship will give me a competitive advantage, and the knowledge will push me further in my future career.”

Although the transition from school routine to the work place has been challenging, Charlie is focused on gaining the skills and qualifications to improve his career path within the industry and potentially set up his own business in the future.

In his spare time, Charlie enjoys photography, training for London Assembly League running races, and working on small private gardens within his local area.

One word to describe his apprentice experience so far: outstanding!

Paris Emmanuel Pilgrim – Horticultural Apprentice (Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park)

Paris joined us as an apprentice after completing his Level 3 Sport BTEC, and applying through Groundwork. Paris initially applied for a seasonal role but his talent was recognised and he was placed on the apprenticeship scheme.

Paris enjoys the pace of his apprenticeship and working outdoors. His day typically involves weeding, grass cutting and improving public areas. He is currently working towards his Level 2 Horticulture and believes this qualification will enable him to secure a job in the landscaping industry.

“I want to stay on with the company and gain some more qualifications.”

In his spare time, Paris enjoys playing sport – particularly football.

One word to describe his apprentice experience so far: proactive!