The Parks Trust

The Parks Trust is an independent charity that cares for over 6,000 acres of parkland and green space in Milton Keynes. This includes the river valleys, ancient woodlands, lakesides, parks and landscaped areas alongside the main roads that represent 25% of the city and we continue to take ownership of additional areas of green space as Milton Keynes expands.

In most places parks are owned and managed by the local authority, but the city’s founders wanted to be sure that such a unique green landscape would be managed and protected forever, without having to compete for funds with other council priorities. So, The Parks Trust was created in 1992 to care for most of the city’s green space and was endowed with a substantial property and investment portfolio. The income from this portfolio pays for the vital work of nurturing and enhancing the landscape. We are entirely self-financing.

05 Jan, 2022
Apprenticeship
£19,000 yearly
The Parks Trust Milton Keynes, UK
We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our Landscape Maintenance team who are looking to develop a career in amenity horticulture. You will complete an 18-month training scheme which includes attendance at appropriate courses. Subject to training and practical criteria being met this role will become permanent with further training opportunities available. We are offering a starting salary of £19,000 per annum. You may already have some interest or experience in the landscape or forestry industry or are attending college on an industry related course (e.g. horticulture, land management).  This post will suit someone who is happy to work outside in all the seasons.  ​ Work includes; shrub pruning, weed control, coppicing, hedge and tree works. ​ ​ Essential A full driving licence is required. You should have good communication skills; be able to apply initiative to your work; follow instructions; and be a fast learner and a good team player Be able to...
05 Jan, 2022
Apprenticeship
£19,000 yearly
The Parks Trust Milton Keynes, UK
We’re looking for enthusiastic people to join our Landscape and Forestry team who are looking to develop a career in amenity horticulture. You will complete an 18-month training scheme which includes attendance at appropriate courses. Subject to training and practical criteria being met this role will become permanent with further training opportunities available. We are offering a starting salary of £19,000 per annum. You may already have some interest or experience in the landscape or forestry industry or are attending college on an industry related course (e.g. horticulture, land management).  This post will suit someone who is happy to work outside in all the seasons.  ​ Work includes; tree works, chipping, stump grinding, spraying, tree/shrub planting and planting aftercare ​ ​ Essential A full driving licence is required. You should have good communication skills; be able to apply initiative to your work; follow instructions; and be a fast learner and a...