West Cumbria Rivers Trust seeks four new apprentices

19th June 2023 - General Catchment

WCRT offers four new apprenticeships working on practical conservation based in West Cumbria

West Cumbria Rivers Trust is delighted to expand their operation by the creation of four new apprenticeship positions. This will be the first time in their history that the trust has been able to offer apprenticeships and the team are thrilled to offer such an exciting opportunity for young people to get involved in a career in conservation.

The apprentices will gain valuable experience and learn practical skills through carrying out a variety of practical conservation work at Walkmill Community Woodland (near Whitehaven) and in the wider West Cumbria area. There will be a variety of practical tasks, including woodland management, meadow restoration, surveys, footpath improvements and dry stone walling, amongst many others.

The positions will begin in September this year for a period of 18 months until February 2025 and will provide the opportunity to gain certificated training such as chainsaw and brushcutter and require the apprentice to work towards a Countryside Worker Level 2 qualification.

A full job description with further details including how to apply can be found at www.westcumbriariverstrust.org/contact/jobs The closing date for applications is Fri 7 July.

Jodie Mills, WCRT’s Director, said:

“It’s fantastic to be able to offer these four apprenticeships. Not only are they a wonderful opportunity for the young people themselves to build their knowledge, experience and qualifications for a future career in the industry, but their work will make a meaningful difference to conservation projects across West Cumbria”.