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The Trees for Life ‘Skills for Rewilding’ programme is providing 15 individuals with fully funded training opportunities. We are taking on 5 trainees per year for 3 consecutive years starting from Spring 2018. Trainees will learn and develop the skills needed to work on landscape scale ecological restoration.
Trainees will learn skills including: nursery and horticultural skills related to growing native trees from seed, landscape and deer management, ecological monitoring and engaging rural communities in conservation work. Training will be accredited by the University of the Highlands and Islands or similar industry recognised organisations.
This project is made possible with Skills for the Future funding provided by The National Lottery Heritage Fund - Skills for the Future programme which helps organisations deliver paid training placements to meet skills shortages in the heritage sector and to help diversify the workforce.
5 trainees are being recruited each year to the programme, with recruitment focusing on:
· Younger, local people
· Removing barriers for women who favour roles which historically have a gender imbalance towards men
· Supporting individuals who hope to make a career change later in life
These groups have been chosen because they are poorly represented in the nature conservation workforce at the moment.
The training will be mostly based at Dundreggan, the Trees for Life Estate in Glenmoriston. There will also be opportunities for trainees to go on placements with partner organisations like, RSPB and Scottish National Heritage, to give them the opportunity to learn how other organisations contribute to conservation.
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