With WorldSkills UK, a charity spearheading the UK’s drive to raise standards in apprenticeships and technical education, announcing its National Competitions programme for 2024, landscaping solutions firm Talasey has issued a reminder that training and support are on

tap all year round and is open to all ages and levels of experience in the landscaping and fencing industry.

Talasey Product and Training Director Lavinia Dowson explained: “We take our hats off to what WorldSkills UK is achieving in putting skills at the heart of both national and global conversations around equipping the next generation of young people.

“The Talasey Training Academy (TTA) offers two broad areas
of training. The first is product awareness courses that are designed to provide attendees with the knowledge to understand our company’s landscaping products.

“Each day-long course comprises four sessions covering natural paving, Vitripiazza vitrified paving, Luxigraze artificial grass and Piranha composite products.

“The TTA also covers broader issues, such as how the product is sold, how to increase sales potential and the support that Talasey offers.

“Our other set of courses revolve around product installation and offer a blend of classroom and practical learning, providing delegates with knowledge and understanding of installing landscaping products in a domestic setting.

“We have also created an exclusive network of landscapers and installers whose work exemplifies the very highest standards of landscaping. Affectionately referred to as “FightClub” by our Landscape Consultant Ray Stephenson because of the exclusiveness of the network, this is a growing community of businesses and individuals who are the industry’s cream of the crop. “One of the main benefits of this is that members are able to collaborate and share ideas with each other, as well as draw on Ray’s experience of 40 years being on the tools and having worked on some of the UK’s most prestigious projects.

“We’re on our own mission to drive up the standards in the UK by improving the skills of landscapers, designers and contractors who work in our industry,” added Lavinia.

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