April 2017 News
April 2017 seasonal employment opportunities: Experienced grounds maintenance operatives sought for the summer season (April to October) UK-wide. If you would like to submit an application for employment please download an application form and email your completed form to firstname.lastname@example.org
Levy lift off: John O’Conner has been quick off the ground with its use of the Levy. At an Apprenticeship event hosted by Hertfordshire Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), Herts Growth Hub and the Beds and Herts Provider Network, Managing Director Matt O’Conner pledged to use the levy to take on new apprentices and to improve the skill sets of existing workers.
March 2017 News
New Contract Wins: We are delighted to announce the following contract wins:
Hampshire County Council Schools
Leicester County Council Schools
Cunninghame Housing Association
Loreburn Housing Association
Perth & Kinross Council
Highland and Islands Enterprise
John O’Conner Apprentice visits No 10: We are really pleased for Emma Charlton one of our 2016 Apprentices who visited No 10 Downing Street. Emma started her Apprenticeship with John O’Conner in November 2016 and works on our East Hertfordshire contract. Her future plans include working on National Trust Sites and/or high end Horticulture!
February 2017 News
John O’Conner are really pleased to finalise orders on our new fleet of Fiat Ducatos. These new Euro-6 compliant vehicles will enable John O’Conner to reduce our fleet related carbon emissions.
January 2017 News
John O’Conner are now a Centrica Top 100 Employer for Apprentices and are the Winner of the Large Employer of the Year for the East of England
John O’Conner have acquired Golder Grounds Maintenance. This is a strategic acquisition to offer services in the North of England and Scotland.
John O’Conner have been selected as a Finalist in the Hertfordshire biz4Biz Awards 2017 programme for Best Apprenticeship Programme.
National Apprenticeship Awards
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. In 2016, the company increased the pay rates of their apprentices. Their apprentices also 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.