Offers young people the opportunity to learn practical and rural management skills whilst undertaking an apprenticeship in Environment Conservation
The Valley Futures Apprenticeship programme offers young people the opportunity to learn practical and rural management skills whilst undertaking an apprenticeship in Environment Conservation. Up to ten apprentices will receive training in a range of landscape management skills such as coppicing, Cumbrian hedge laying and dry stone walling. Together with volunteers, they will work alongside, and gain knowledge from, a variety of experts from across the Partnership. They will carry out landscape conservation work in the scheme area by delivering the practical outcomes for the scheme.
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We are delighted to announce that this spring we will be recruiting four new apprentices to be part of the Valley Futures Apprenticeship Programme.
The eighteen month programme offers a fantastic opportunity to enable young people to develop vital practical skills and knowledge essential for pursuing a career in the rural sector, becoming part of a team dedicated to restore and protect the landscape of the Rusland Horizons scheme area.
Our first six apprentices are now well under way with their apprenticeship and have been out in the scheme area undertaking a wide variety of practical conservation projects with project partners. This spring we will be looking for a further four apprentices to join our team.
With valuable qualifications, skills and training on offer, the project is looking for enthusiastic committed individuals to work within the Rusland Horizons project area on practical countryside management activities.
A comprehensive training package is included in the apprenticeship, with the opportunity to complete certificates of competence in, amongst others, chainsaw & brush cutter use, atv and first aid. A key part of the apprenticeship is to complete a Level 2 Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation through Newton Rigg College.
Skills & Experience
Apprentices will be able to choose from a number of modules, but core skills on the apprenticeship will include:
- Coppicing & timber production
- Woodland management
- Dry stone walling
- Cumberland & westmorland hedgelaying
- Rights of way maintenance, gate and stile installation, waymarking
- Fieldwork & wildlife surveying
- Footpath creation & maintenance
For more information about the apprenticeship scheme, please email Skills & Training Coordinator Claire Green at email@example.com
Applications will be open for apprenticeship posts from 3rd April 2017 and posts will be advertised at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/aboutus/jobs
Please note: You must have a Level 4 or qualification or lower to be eligible for this scheme.
Why not join us on one of our taster days and find out more? Visit our offices and workshop in Haverthwaite and join us on site to meet and chat with our current apprentices. Taster days will take place on:
- 21st February 2017, 10am - 2pm
- 20th April, 10am - 2pm
Both days will run from our offices at Saunder Pot,Lane Ends, Haverthwaite, LA12 8AB. For more details and directions please download our taster day details.
To come along, please book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Or, alternatively, drop in for a chat and to find out more at our drop in session on 20th April 3-7pm.
We look forward to meeting you!