Trainee greenkeepers can get help with funding from British Sugar TOPSOIL

Trainee greenkeepers can get help with funding from British Sugar TOPSOIL

The UK’s largest supplier of topsoil to the construction, landscaping and amenity sectors has announced the launch of a training bursary.

In celebration of British Sugar TOPSOIL’s 20th anniversary, the company will offer two bursaries, each of up to £500, which will could be awarded to pay for training courses in the greenkeeping sector.

TOPSOIL Manager Andy Spetch said he felt a training bursary would have the greatest potential to create a legacy and open up opportunities for anyone with ambition, but who may be held back by financial constraints.

Andy said: “Skills and training are fundamental to being successful in the sectors in which British Sugar TOPSOIL operates. Where the cost of training is proving to be a barrier to achieving success I hope the bursary can go some way to helping overcome it.

“I expect to be inspired by the determination to succeed that will undoubtedly shine through.”

Bursary applications must be made online through the TOPSOIL website, where an application form can be downloaded. The closing date for entries is Friday 28 April.

The bursary is also open to trainees in the groundsmanship, landscape contracting and garden design sectors.