Knighton Countryside Management Ltd carries out a broad variety of work, and that means we can keep people busy all year round.
We have a thriving apprenticeship programme, having now worked with around 30 tree surgery and forestry apprentices over the last 10 years, in conjunction with Kingston Maurward College. This year, we are also excited to be developing a traineeship programme with the Dorset Studio School.
Apprentices generally join us in August or September, ready for the start of term at Kingston Maurward. They will spend a day each week at college, and the rest of the time they spend on site with the company, working as full members of the team in their chosen speciality. By the time they complete their apprenticeship, they have generally achieved a number of very useful qualifications.
Traineeships are a relatively new Government initiative. They are designed for young people who perhaps aren’t ready to spend a year or more completing an apprenticeship, but who want to be in a working environment. They can spend time in the workplace developing employability skills and getting to know different aspects of the job before going on to further training.
There are some useful sites if you would like more information on Apprenticeships or TraineeshipsThe Gov.Uk Site has information about Post 16 Training.
Not Going to Uni' - The UK's leading website for school and college leavers.
With very few exceptions, all Knighton staff begin by working as part of a team, even those who very quickly become foremen or team leaders. This gives new staff the opportunity to understand how the company and work sites function under the direction of an experienced manager. Staff include people from all walks of life as well as those who have joined us through the land based education system.
We often recruit staff during our busier periods, and jobs are advertised in places such as the Blackmore Vale Magazine, the Dorset Echo and the Job Centre Website. We are always interested to hear from people looking for work. We are particularly interested in people who hold CSCS cards, chainsaw qualifications and driving licenses.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd is based at Piddlehinton & undertakes a range of ecological & environmental contracting. We have opportunities for suitably qualified Foreman, Chainsaw Operators AND General Site Operatives for fencing, vegetation clearance, & ecological contracting, to work on jobs across the UK.
This position requires working away from Monday to Friday, with overnight accommodation and an allowance offered. Salary is dependent on age & experience. Temporary entry level positions but permanent jobs and career progression available for suitable candidates. CSCS cards an advantage.
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 01305 848881
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd have been delivering land based contracting solutions for over 30 years.
Projects are co-ordinated from the Dorset premises, where the Administrative Team support the Field Based operations.
Knighton Countryside Management Ltd
Unit 37, Enterprise Park Piddlehinton Dorchester, Dorset DT2 7UA
Phone: 01305 848881