Training – What’s provided at Jim’s Mowing
The vast majority of our franchise owners do not come from a horticulture background. In fact they come from all walks of life, from financial services to the armed forces, from sales to retail, from the police to taxi driver. With little more than looking after their own garden they share a passion for the great outdoors and a desire to grow their own business. A Jim’s Mowing franchise matches these together with a quality equipment package, launch and on-going marketing as well as technical support. Above all, there are the comprehensive training modules that provide our new franchise owners with the knowledge, the capability and the confidence to build on these solid foundations, to enjoy the variety of work and manage a successful business of their own.
The first element is the Induction Training course. Since you will be a business owner, it is important to know how to set up your business, how to set up your accounts and how to insure against the appropriate risks. You will be introduced to the ‘Jims’ ethos and our approach to providing a professional and reliable service. Key to this is the proprietary software which is integral to running your business. This gives you the flexibility to choose where you wish to accept work from, what type of work and when. After all, it is your business.
The second element of training is where you finally get your hands dirty. Mowing, strimming, weeding, hedging, pruning, scarifying and turfing. It’s all part of the package along with training on the very equipment that is included in the Franchise package. We can all read books and attend lectures but nothing beats getting hands-on experience. This type of training is simply not available from external agencies. This aspect of practical training is complimented with the industry recognised pesticides spraying qualifications, PA1 and PA6, which is then married with our fertiliser training package to allow our franchise owners to offer their clients a comprehensive lawn care programme with confidence.
It doesn’t end there. The icing on the cake is the on-going training where the regional franchisors provide their franchisees with a variety of additional ‘nuggets’ of training and experience, from plant identification, and lawn treatments to paving and other forms of landscaping. How to improve your business performance is a vital element of the on-going support.
With all this initial and continued support, it is no surprise to learn that Jim’s Mowing is the world’s largest garden maintenance organisation.
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