25 Work Ready Graduates Released to Industry

Chalk Fund Partner Capel Manor College has trained 25 students in pesticide application through The BALI Chalk Fund “Enrichment Programme” and these graduates can now start their careers in a more work-ready state than could otherwise be possible. We all know how important it is for staff to have the correct training, and in some cases certification to …

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John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance join the league of Champions!

The BALI Chalk Fund is delighted to announce that John O’Conner Grounds Maintenance has become Gold “Chalk Fund Champions”. Managing Director Matt O’Conner says “We have always been passionate about training and development within the industry, and our Champion subscription, cements that commitment”, he continued “as an industry, we need to address the ever-widening skills gap, …

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The Landscape Academy become Chalk Fund Champions

The BALI Chalk Fund are delighted to welcome The Landscape Academy to “Champion” status. The team behind The Landscape Academy spotted the need for a new form of landscape training and have gone from strength to strength since formation. The academy’s Lynne Taylor says “The Landscape Academy is dedicated to raising standards in the industry and providing …

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Announcing BALI Chalk Fund Champions

The British Association of Landscape Industries’ own charity, the BALI Chalk Fund, has launched Chalk Fund Champions to help combat the industry skills gap. This new funding scheme will open doors for individuals and businesses looking to support ongoing training and development in the landscape sector. Trustees of the Chalk Fund have ambitious plans to increase both the level of funds raised …

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BALI Chalk Fund’s top award presented to Writtle student

George Truss, a student of BALI Training Provider college Writtle University College, has been awarded the BALI Chalk Fund’s National Landscape Student of the Year Award 2019. George, who has recently completed his Extended Diploma in Horticulture and is Junior Director of Constable Landscapes, a family-owned landscaping business which he now part oversees at the …

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A Brace of Top Students Find Reward

Top students from two UK land based colleges have had their efforts recognised by each receiving certificates and a cheque for £100 from the BALI Chalk Fund. Brinsbury student Holly Burn received her awards from Chalk Fund Trustee Nick Coslett, Holly displayed outstanding performance throughout the year and her tutors wanted to recognise her effort …

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