New conservation apprenticeships launched at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai

Busnes@LlandrilloMenai, the business arm of Grŵp Llandrillo Menai has launched a new apprenticeship framework in Environmental Conservation.

The qualification is for people in a variety of roles including gardeners, boundary Installers, countryside wardens, recycling officers, foresters, community projects, gamekeepers and more.

Six apprentices will begin their qualifications in September, with a further cohort planned for January.

Bethesda based Partneriaeth Ogwen will be one of the first organisations to benefit from this new qualification. They are currently recruiting two Green Apprentices, the apprentices will focus on improving the local environment and people’s wellbeing. To apply for this role visit: www.partneriaethogwen.cymru/

Rhianwen Edwards, Director of Commercial and Work Based Learning commented:

“It’s great news that we can now offer this new apprenticeship framework. Many companies and organisations are looking at how they can develop business practices to benefit conservation and the environment whether that be through reducing carbon emissions, improving and safeguarding environments or maintaining green spaces – this new apprenticeship that we can offer is a great addition to our portfolio of work-based learning training.”

The apprenticeship covers a wide range of opportunities including the conservation of landscapes, habitats and species alongside the management of public access and countryside recreation, as well as interpretation to promote awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the countryside.

It is also suitable for local community projects such as recycling, food banks etc. The sector includes rural and urban areas, rivers, coasts, and waterways throughout Wales, many of which are designated areas requiring special protection.

If you would like to find out more about taking on a Conservation Apprentice for your business contact Julie Stokes Jones on 08445 460460 or email busnes@gllm.ac.uk

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