During the Rusland Horizons Landscape Partnership scheme (2016-19), Natilee-Joy was an apprentice. At the time, she said:
I’m one of the Level 3 Apprentices here at Rusland Horizons. I’m originally from Essex, spent a couple of years in Nottinghamshire whilst completing a level 2 in Environmental Conversation before moving to the Lake District for this brilliant opportunity. I’m excited by the work here at Rusland Horizons – it’s a great opportunity to improve my knowledge and experience working in the outdoors as well as working closely with local communities, volunteers and school groups. In my spare time I enjoy socialising, cooking, reading and spending time in nature.