Essex-based groundsman, Andy Smith, has become the second person to find permanent employment after featuring in Pitchcare's 'Find me a job!' campaign.
In an article published on 10th May, we revealed how the former Millwall and Spurs groundsman had been made redundant in April after 25 years in the industry. Since then he has carryied out gardening work in his local area in order to meet his financial commitments, but joins Peter Harsum at Whitgift School in Surrey from today.
Commenting on his appointment, Head Groundsman Stuart Webber said: 'We're delighted that Andy is joining us. Thank you for helping us find our second 1st class groundsman."
Andy also received employment offers from the trade, but said that his heart was in groundsmanship.
"I'm so pleased to have been offered the job at Whitgift," he told us. "I'm joining at a really exciting time too! We have a televised T20 game on 4th July, so we'll be busy preparing for that and I'm looking forward to hitting the ground running!"
The Pitchcare team would like to wish Andy all the best for the future and to thank everyone who got in touch about job opportunities for him.
Whitgift School is still looking for an apprenticeship groundsperson and gardener. If you're interested, please contact us or the school direct.
If you're unemployed and would like to feature in our campaign, please email Ellie Tait at email@example.com. We hope to be able to share further success stories with you soon, but in the meantime, there are other individuals all still looking for work. If you can help, please get in touch. Thank you.