Commitment to training

Landscapes & Contracts - Training Landscapes and Contracts Ltd are committed to undertaking environmental improvement contracts with a Training Element, in partnership with our sister company L & C Training Initiative and other contributing partners.

Our staff have helped tailor and operate various programmes for delivering training to candidates of all age ranges; from 16-18 Skill Seekers, through 18-24 Tailored Pathways and New Deal (Waged and Employer options), to Adult 25+. Each scheme, which our staff have operated for Renfrewshire Council, South Lanarkshire Council, Scottish Enterprise, North Lanarkshire Council, Drumchapel Housing Co-operative and Kintry Housing Partnership has been a success, with better than average outcomes. Each of our Clients has been updated regularly throughout the progress of the contract works in respect of each individual’s performance, academic achievement and personal development.

Proposal

Normally we would operate a Training Programme of 26 working weeks, tailoring the site works and training programmes to suit one another, i.e. when demolitions, down-takings and excavations are in progress, Trainees are normally off-site at college. When trades operations are in progress the Trainees’ time on site is maximised to give them the best experience possible. Training is tailored to suit where contracts are of a shorter duration.

Recruitment

Any new recruitment would be undertaken in conjunction with the appropriate local Job Centre and Client’s Representative.

Compliance with Tender Local Labour Clauses

We would comply with the Local Labour Clauses as detailed in the Tender Document.

Background Information

Contracts set up specifically for training have in our experience, tended towards extended contract programmes, where compromises are made to quality by the work being carried out in full by trainees under one Supervisor. As an alternative to this approach, we would propose to have tradesmen on site to work with the trainees, ensuring quality of workmanship and compliance with the contract programme. Landscapes and Contracts Ltd’s management team have more that fifty years combined experience in delivering high quality landscaping projects to Clients on programme and on budget. Also, over the recent period we have successfully delivered training to candidates, helping a significant number to achieve successful outcomes and secure permanent jobs. These contracts are as follows:-

1999 Centenary Park, Barrhead New Deal for East Renfrewshire Council
1999 Southdeen Phase 1 New Deal for Southdeen Housing Association
1999 Centenary Park, Barrhead New Deal for East Renfrewshire Council
1999 Southdeen Phase 1 New Deal for Southdeen Housing Association
1999 Fruin Street, Possil ETF for Glasgow 1999
1999 Govanhill, Glasgow ETF for Glasgow 1999
1999 Home for the Future ETF for Glasgow 1999
2000 Cumbernauld Phase 1 ETF for North Lanarkshire Council
2001 Muirhouse Phase 4 ETF for North Lanarkshire Council
2001 Southdeen Phase 4 New Deal for Drumchapel Housing Co-operative
2001 Craigmillar Phase 2, Edinburgh Partnership with Craigmillar Festival Society for Kintry.
2002 Craigmillar Phase 3, Edinburgh Partnership with Craigmillar Festival Society for Kintry.
2002 Dumbarton High Street Skill Seekers for west Dunbartonshire Council
2002 Niddrie Marischal Training in Partnership with Kintry
2002/03 Logans Road, Motherwell ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with six Trainees
2003 Mavisbank Special Needs School(June to September) ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 4 Trainees
2003/04 Southdeen Phase 3 Tailored Pathways for Drumchapel Housing Co-Operative with 4 Trainees.
2004/05 Wishaw Town Centre Phase 2 ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 2 Trainees
2006 Wishaw Town Centre Phase 3 ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 3 Trainees
2006 Cumbernauld Northern Approaches ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 3 Trainees
2006 Abronhill
2007 Leven Road ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 3 Trainees
2007 Redbridge ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 3 Trainees
2007 Deedes Street, Airdrie ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 2 Trainees
2007 Woodside, Glen and Doonside Towers, Motherwell ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 8 Trainees
2008 Cambusnethan, Wishaw ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 1 Trainee
2009 Glenboig Play Area ETF for North Lanarkshire Council with 4 Trainees
2009 Merryton Avenue Streetscape Approved SVQ Training Programme for 1 Trainee
2010 St. Enoch Square, Glasgow Approved SVQ Training Programme for 2 Trainees
2010 Head Office Approved SVQ Training Programme for 1 Trainee
2011 Various Projects Future Jobs Programme
2012 Various Projects Future Jobs Programme and SVQ levels I & II for 3 trainees
2013 Various Projects Future Jobs Programme and SVQ levels I & II for 3 trainees
2014 Castlehead H.S. Paisley Invest in Renfrewshire (supported by Barnardo’s), 2 trainees
2015 Blairhill Park & Ride, Coatbridge Invest in Renfrewshire (supported by Barnardo’s), 1 trainee

The above contracts were overseen by our Joe Boyd, Paul Burnett, Ewan MacRobbie, William Meikle, Brian MacAlister or David McAlister.

Opportunities

We believe that many Training opportunities exist on our projects for the various categories of candidate. We will endeavour to work with all Clients to tailor and deliver the best possible Training solutions, at all times.

Notes

The Client is updated regularly throughout the progress of the contract works in respect of each individual’s performance, academic achievements and personal development. The Trainees attend a progress meeting as appropriate, where they are given the opportunity of expressing their views in respect of their input to the contract. In the past we have found this approach to be good for morale, making them see that they are an integral part of the Construction Team.