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Monday, 16 May 2016

The great outdoors beckon with these apprenticeship opportunities

Young folks from 16 to 24 are being invited to get paid to work in the great outdoors.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust is on the look out for enthusiastic young people to join an environmental apprenticeship scheme to gain valuable skills and experience through hands-on work placements with a range of organisations.

Participants will also study for a Level Two apprenticeship in environmental conservation or landscape horticulture at Craven College, as well as gaining a range of certified skills and help towards transport costs.

The schemes start between July and August and will last between 18 months and two years.

Project officer Jo Boulter said: “The Dales and Fells Trainee Scheme aims to secure stimulating work placements for local young people, enabling them to stay and work in the area that they grew up in, and learn how to enhance and conserve the area.

"Past schemes have shown that these opportunities can be truly life-changing, and many of the young people have gone on to forge successful careers in countryside management upon completion of the programme.”

The opportunities are available through two new programmes at the trust: Stories in Stone which is funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, and Green Futures, part of Our Bright Future, a forward-thinking social movement of 31 projects funded by the National Lottery through the Big Lottery Fund.

Further information: www.ydmt.org/apprenticeships, email jo.boulter@ydmt.org or call 015242 51002 for full details and an application pack. The deadline for applications is 1 July.

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