Skills for Wildlife
In January 2011 the Heritage Lottery Fund awarded a partnership of Sheffield, Derbyshire and Yorkshire Wildlife Trusts a grant to run traineeships for young people aged 16-19 called the Skills for Wildlife Project. Young people join us for a year long traineeship gained loads of practical experience and knowledge about working in the charitable environmental sector.
Our current Skills for Wildlife Trainees are working at Yorkshire and Derbyshire Wildlife Trusts three days a week and doing a one day placement with another environmental charity that they have a personal interest in. The trainees are working towards an NVQ qualification on a Friday with Sheffield Wildlife Trust. The trainees get a wide and diverse range of experience and a chance to learn many traditional countryside management skills. All the trainees are also put through First Aid, Health and Safety and Brushcutter and Strimmer training.
The Skills for Wildlife trainees have a great time working together, they are outside in all weathers and they have the chance to make a real difference to wildlife habitats through their conservation work.
The Yorkshire trainees are based at Potteric Carr Nature Reserve and the Derbyshire trainees are based at Shipley Country Park in the Green Health Building.
If you are interested, or know someone else who is, please contact Rachel Stevenson for more information firstname.lastname@example.org or 0114 263 4335.