Lawn connoisseurs GreenThumb is doing its bit to tackle NEET (Not in Education or Training) youngsters by announcing ten new recruits.

North West England franchise owner Eifion Jones kicked off National Apprenticeship Week with news of the firm’s new recruits and its knock on effect for the nation’s economy.

"While many businesses are cutting staff, GreenThumb’s recruitment drive is good news," said Jones, whose business covers all of Merseyside, Formby and Southport. “I am looking forward to seeing the new recruits grow within our thriving business.”

Most of the new apprentices will be trained in horticulture, while two will study business administration, at the local Myerscough College.

Jones continued: “Apprenticeships are a new concept to GreenThumb and after extensive research and meetings with Ian Ryan, from the National Apprenticeship Service, and Phil Lomas from Myerscough, we decided to use Myerscough College as our delivery partner. It is clear they have high standards of delivery.”

From its humble beginnings in North Wales, GreenThumb has grown to become a major European player in the lawn care industry with more than 220 branches nationwide and a customer base of more than 450,000.

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