The DCCI Careers & Apprenticeship Show at the BIC

What a fantastic day!  Chris and Maria were delighted to see so many familiar faces as well as meet so many new young people who stopped by the Greendale Construction stand for information and advice on all the careers and apprenticeship opportunities available to them in the construction industry. Assisting and advising young people with […]

Maria and Will speak at the Houses of Parliament for the CITB’s ‘I’m Backing Apprenticeships’ launch.

HR/Finance Director, Maria, and carpentry apprentice, Will Spriggs, were honoured to address the guests at the CITB ‘I’m Backing Apprenticeships’ launch at the Houses of Parliament on Wednesday.  Greendale founding Director, Rob Hooker, also went along to support them at what was a very special occasion. The reception brought together apprentices and employers from across the country […]

The Bournemouth & Poole College Construction Crafts Prize Giving 2015

Greendale’s finance and HR director, Maria Seabright attended the Bournemouth & Poole College ‘Construction Crafts Prize Giving Awards 2015′ where Greendale were proud sponsors of the ‘Construction Apprentice of the Year,’ ‘Most Improved Site Carpenter Shield’ and the ‘Construction Cup for Outstanding Achievement’ Awards. Stuart Lane was the winner of the Construction Apprentice of the Year award. Ross Kendall was […]

Maria Seabright is interviewed on Radio 5 Live’s ‘Wake up to money.’

Maria was interviewed on her opinions regarding the Government’s announcement of changes to the funding of apprenticeships.  Listen again here:  

Maria Speaks up at Commission on Apprenticeships at Parliament!

Maria’s ‘selfie’ with Big Ben   As everyone familiar with Greendale will know, we take training for the future of the construction industry very seriously and have forged close links with training bodies, schools and colleges.  Therefore, we were delighted when our Finance/HR Director, Maria Seabright, was selected to give evidence to the Commission on […]

Maria Seabright Awards Students at Bournemouth & Poole College

Greendale HR/Finance Director, Maria Seabright was at the Construction Prize Giving Awards 2014 at Bournemouth & Poole College this afternoon, where she awarded two dedicated students with awards sponsored by Greendale.   Above:  Joseph Clark, who currently works for Harnetts in New Milton, won the Most Improved Site Carpenter Shield.  Well done, Joseph! Construction Apprentice of the Year […]

Greendale Welcomes New Apprentice, Charlie Dennett.

Charlie Dennett originally came to us in February last year on two weeks work experience, and impressed us so much with his enthusiasm and work ethic, that when he wrote to us asking for an apprenticeship, we knew he would be a perfect candidate for Greendale!   Charlie will be working on his carpentry apprenticeship for […]

Greendale Welcomes Liam Wills, 3rd Year Student of Reading University

Liam Wills is currently studying at Reading University at the School of Construction Management and Engineering, where he is studying for his Quantity Surveying BSc.  Having just completed his second year, Liam is joining Greendale for 8 weeks as part of his Career Development Module for his third year. We wish Liam good luck during his 8 weeks with us, and we’re […]

National Apprenticeship Week: Construction Students on Site

As part of National Apprenticeship Week, Maria took a group of year 10 BTEC Construction students from Poole High School, to visit one of our sites in Bournemouth. Dressed in the appropriate safety gear of flourescent jackets and hard hats, the students were taken on a tour of the site – a new Citygate community […]

Dorset Builders, Greendale, show BTEC Construction students around Sandbanks site

Maria took a group of enthusiastic Poole High School students who are currently studying for their BTEC in Construction, to visit a Greendale site at Sandbanks. The students – all attired in regulation safety wear and hard hats – had the opportunity to look around the site and ask questions. Greendale take an active role in […]


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