Council works with Wisbech plant growing company to promote apprenticeships

Councillor Alan Melton at the conference

Councillor Alan Melton at the conference - Credit: Archant

FENLAND District Council has joined forces with Wisbech plant growers Delamore to provide career opportunities for young people.

Wayne Eady, managing director of Delamore

Wayne Eady, managing director of Delamore - Credit: Archant

FDC Council Leader Councillor Alan Melton and Delamore managing director Wayne Eady attended the National Horticultural Conference together in Birmingham to promote the company’s apprenticeship programme and training school.

Delamore currently have six apprentices on their programme, which aims to develop horticultural, Maths and English skills.

They will take on an additional six people later this year.

The company has secured £200,000 of funding from the Local Entreprise Partnership for the development of their training centre.

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Cllr Melton said: “We recognise that the Horticultural and Propogation industry is a vital part of our Fenland economy.

“We are proud to have been able to help facilitate training opportunities for local students, which we hope will develop into a full time career.”

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