Duration: Until March 2025


Our Green Team programme provides skills & training opportunities to those starting a career in construction and/or Natural Environment.

Teams transform unsightly urban community spaces and protect and enhance green and blue spaces so that people and nature can thrive.

Two young groundwork trainees

What we’re doing

We’ve teamed up with Rochdale Boroughwide Housing (RBH) to develop a programme to help address the high number of unemployed young people in the Rochdale borough whilst also tackling unsightly public places.

Our highly successful Green Team model has been developed – combining apprentices with employment, training and work experience on green-spaces across Rochdale.

The two year programme provides paid employment to young, unemployed Rochdale residents. Our team help increase their skills, confidence levels and work experience so they are in a better position to gain full-time employment after their training.

Whilst enrolled on the programme participants work to improve public spaces and designated ‘grot spots’ on land managed by RBH.

Landscaping apprentice at work

Find out more

For more information on this project please contact Adam Holt, Land Manager on adam.holt@groundwork.org.uk or call 0161 785 7409.

Funders & Partners

This project was made possible thanks to Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.