Camelia Botnar Foundation
       Camelia Botnar Foundation

       Estate Maintenance                        Department

YOUR WORKING DAY IN THE ESTATES MAINTENANCE DEPARTMENT WILL NEVER BE DULL. THERE IS SOMETHING NEW TO DO AND NEW TO  LEARN EVERY DAY.

THERE ARE OPPORTUNITIES TO DO A COLLEGE COURSE IN THIS DEPARTMENT, AND A VARIETY OF QUALIFICATIONS ARE AVAILABLE FOR YOU TO ACHIEVE SUCH AS  - TRACTOR DRIVING, STRIMMING AND HEDGE CUTTING, WORKING AT HEIGHTS, SAFE LIFTING, CHAIN SAW MAINTENANCE & CROSS CUTTING AND THE  FELLING OF SMALL TREES.  

RAIN OR SHINE THIS IS AN EXCITING DEPARTMENT TO JOIN.

..."this has opened up a whole new world of possibilities for me. It has kept me busy and out of trouble and tree surgery is what I always wanted to do. GL Sept 2014.

There is an increasing public awareness of environment issues and a growing demand for access to open spaces and the countryside for leisure purposes.  Organisations such as the National Trust,  Forestry Commission and the English heritage are very active in preserving and developing our natural resources so there is a wide variety of career opportunities in this thriving specialist area.  There are also numerous commercial enterprises such as golf and country clubs, private estates as well as amenity sites such as fishing and nature reserves, who need people with the diverse range of rural grounds skills which trainees can acquire in this department.

 

The Foundation is responsible for over 500 acres of grazing, arable and woodland as well as for the formal gardens and sports field adjoining the main house and a large walled kitchen garden. Working under the guidance of an experienced groundsman, trainees will learn the safe use of tractors, mowing, harrowing, rolling, topping, fertilising, hedge cutting, strimming and brush cutting, care of lawns, flowerbeds, shrubberies and the vegetable garden. In the Winter months, coppicing, forestry, ditching, fencing and watercourse maintenance are also on the agenda.

 

Extensive training and practical experience will be gained in the use of tractors and associated machinery, hedge cutters, chainsaws and as well as the customary hand tools employed in maintaining grounds in good order.

 

Short courses on certain items of machinery can be undertaken leading to competence certification and trainees are encouraged to pursue relevant vocational qualifications. As with all other trainees, help from our in-house tutor is always available if required.

 

Do you want to change your life around and perhaps get away from bad influences?

CAMELIA BOTNAR FOUNDATION

Maplehurst Road,

Cowfold,

West Sussex

RH13 8DQ

 

Admissions (9am-5pm): 

Tel: 01403 864556 (office hours)

Email: enquiries@cameliabotnar.com
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