Three generations of the Richardson family form part of today’s overall workforce, with 11 family members operating in different roles at our site in North Yorkshire.
We employ a workforce of 100, rising to 150 seasonally, across all three divisions. Our European workers make up 30% of our nursery worker grade, with many having forged careers through development.
Jobs range from being office-based, including administration and customer service, client-facing on the shop floor, and horticulture-focused roles.
We are proud of our low staff turnover and ability to identify, recruit and develop staff members who go on to give 20, 30 or even more than 40 years’ service, and endeavour to recognise and reward long service.
Staff will be given opportunities throughout the year to be involved in volunteering projects, We support local charity York Cares throughout the year and help them with staff for volunteering projects
Whether it’s working in our onsite Cash & Carry, delivery products or based in our sales team, we have several roles that are customer-facing.
Our nursery stocks products of all different sizes, from large established tress down to 2L pots. All of these need safely and securely loading into our delivery trucks that travel across the country.
We have many people working in our head office to ensure the business operates smoothly. From managing accounts and admin, through to welcoming guests at reception, we have many varied roles.
Operating out on our nursery through the year is the core of our business, and we have many people that are dedicated to providing the best quality of work. Some of the tasks include tending to plants and trees, potting and picking orders.
We constantly strive to develop our staff from the initial induction to regular training and personal development that cover 50 disciplines and skills across all areas of the business, from dealing with pest and disease to general horticultural knowledge.
Our ‘Growing Stars’ initiative helps develop the skillset of existing staff members, with a view to them one day taking on more senior roles with the business. It’s open to all staff across the business.
We offer and consider apprenticeship opportunities throughout all areas of the business. Traditional apprenticeships have helped to create our managers of today and we hope that new apprenticeships will provide our managers of the future.
We offer opportunities for all skills and talents with a range of experience levels with opportunities for progression and training. From office-based roles, including administration and customer service, front of house in our cash and carry, as well as horticultural roles across our five sites.
Our head office is in Whixley, North Yorkshire, where our operational, administration and management teams are based. Our growing and production sites are located within a 10-mile radius at Newlands, Cattal, Roecliffe and Thornville.
Our employees define what our business is today and form part of the ‘wider’ Johnsons family. We always reward staff for their dedication and hard work.
Our treats and perks include:
We have worked hard to instil a culture of saying ‘thank you’ for a job well done and go above and beyond to support our staff members during hours of need.
All our scheduled recruitment is on hold at the moment due to the Coronavirus pandemic. However, we're always pleased to receive enquiries from enthusiastic and motivated individuals who are interested in joining our fantastic team. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org and one of our managers will get back in touch with you as soon as we can. We look forward to hearing from you.
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