Calling our 16 to 24 year olds to take part in Green Team

Landscape-based training scheme Green Team is calling for young people who are not in work, education or training

Over the past four years, 18 young people have received support, training and work experience thanks to a 12-week landscape-based training scheme in the Braintree district called The Green Team. 

Community charity Groundwork is currently recruiting another cohort of young people who are not in work, education or training to take part in the fourth Green Team project; backed by Braintree District Council and Greenfields Community Housing.

The Green Team project provides valuable experience, skills, training and qualifications to help further young people’s education, apprenticeship, or employment opportunities. 

They are also given mock interviews and training on how to write CVs and promote themselves within the jobs market.

Councillor Tom Cunningham, Cabinet Member for Economic Development at Braintree District Council, said: “We want to help people reach their potential, gain skills, knowledge and confidence. This project is a fresh community approach to getting young people into work and we’re proud to be a part of it.”

Sandra Crosby, Greenfields’ Housing Director, said: “We are proud to help fund & support the Green Team project, as it really opens doors for young people; giving them the chance to learn new skills and gain valuable experience which will increase their confidence.”

Chris Dungate, Employment Team Manager at Groundwork, said: “We’re really pleased to be partnering with Braintree District Council and Greenfields Community Housing again. The previous Green Teams have made a real difference to the team members and their local communities, so we’re looking forward to giving the same opportunity to a new group of young people.”

To date, 100 per cent of the Braintree Green Team participants have passed the scheme, gaining their qualifications, and at least 60 per cent of those have entered employment as a result.

If you are interested in getting involved contact Chris Houghton on or 07889755981.

The closing date for applications is November 18, 2015.