While we provide the apprenticeships on the ground, KEITS provide the Level 2 Diploma in Work-based Horticulture syllabus framework, register our apprentices for the qualification and, most importantly, assess our apprentices’ progress through six-weekly visits to observe them working onsite and mark their online portfolios. It works well.
‘Streetscape gives young people a great opportunity to prepare for a career in Horticulture. In conjunction with KEITS, it provides a supportive training environment, opportunities to develop vocational skills in real, commercial settings and on completion, guides successful candidates to find relevant employment.’
Jeremy Curtis, KEITS assessor
‘If only all of our businesses were as organised and supportive as Streetscape. The business dedicate Monday mornings to theory for the learners’ qualifications. I went to sign up a new learner at this business the other day and noticed a large board in their meeting room. They have a board where they record all of the learners units and what units have been completed so far. They also have a chart on there where they record the learners’ punctuality, plant names test (where they have to give Latin names etc for plants/shrubs) and work ethic etc. and at the end of each week the employer gives the winner a small bonus on their salary. What a great idea.’
Daniel Rosen, Business Development Consultant, KEITS [internal memo to KEITS staff, 19th October 2012]