This website uses cookies primarily for visitor analytics. Certain pages will ask you to fill in contact details to receive additional information. On these pages you have the option of having the site log your details for future visits. Indicating you want the site to remember your details will place a cookie on your device. To view our full cookie policy, please click here. You can also view it at any time by going to our Contact Us page.

John O’Conner selected for National Apprenticeship Awards

14 December 2016

Welwyn-based Grounds Maintenance company John O’Conner has been selected as a national finalist in the National Apprenticeship Awards Large Employer of the Year category.

This follows on from their recent regional award as Large Employer of the Year for the East of England.

John O’Conner continues to invest in apprenticeships. Apart from training at their chosen college, their apprentices benefit from additional training such as Royal Horticultural Society-hosted master-classes where they receive privileged insight into centuries-old traditional practices combined with modern-day techniques from experienced Park Rangers (former 1950’s apprentices themselves).

We are a nation of gardeners. The shortlisting of this local firm for this award promotes horticulture as a key sector and celebrates its UK-wide contribution to the preservation of green spaces, historical and architectural landscapes for future generations.

John O’Conner also celebrated the completion of its redevelopment of its plant and vehicle workshops in Reynards Road; formally opened by the Mayor, Cllr Pat Mabbott, and Welwyn Hatfield MP Grant Shapps at a ground breaking ceremony on November 11th 2016.

This redevelopment represents a significant re-investment of the company’s profits and the provision of a state of the art maintenance facility which will create local jobs and apprenticeship opportunities as it expands further.

Mayor Pat Mabbott said, “It has been fantastic to formally open the redevelopment. John O’Conner has made a positive contribution to Welwyn Hatfield over the past 47 years and will continue to do so with the creation of more local jobs and apprenticeships, ensuring our borough remains a great place to live, work and invest in the future.”


Print this page | E-mail this page

http://www.fsifm.com
PFM


MOST VIEWED...

View more articles
Article image

Why the Law Says You Need a Nappy Bin Disposal Service

At home, parents are used to disposing of their babies’ used nappies the same way they do any other domestic waste - bagging it up and sticking it in the r...
Article image

PFM Awards seminars provide unique insight

Yesterday saw the first seminars presented by the PFM Partnership Awards in the event's 26-year history, receiving highly positive feedback from both prese...
Article image

Communication is essential for delivery of health and safety

Complying with legislative requirements in all areas of facilities is one of the overriding areas of concentration for all FMs and these are often regarded...
Article image

ABM UK launches second year of perception change campaign

This month, leading facilities management services provider, ABM UK, kicked off year two of its Junior Engineering Engagement Programme (J.E.E.P) followin...
Article image

CCS confirms modular solutions framework

Designed with the education and healthcare sectors, Crown Commercial Service (CCS) has announced the launch of its Modular Building Solutions framework....
Article image

How to manage and maintain your building’s lifts

Being tasked with the responsibility of managing a building’s lifts, lifting platforms, escalators or moving walkways, can be daunting....