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Conservation Grazing Apprentices x2

Alderwood Barn EX123BU

Posted: 22 Nov 2021

Deadline: 4 Jan 2022

Compensation: £5 per hour in 1st year then £8.91 per hour for six months

Paid Apprenticeship Part-time

Job description

EcoLogic Conservation Grazing Apprentices

Reference Ecologic IC 2 Location Based in Branscombe, East Devon. Duration: 18 months. Payment: £5/hr in first year then £8.91/hr for six months. Hours: 30/week including 1 day/week at Kingston Maurward College. L2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship  

EcoLogic are offering two apprenticeship placements to work within our Nature Conservation Grazing Team as part of an exciting project run in partnership with the RSPB and East Devon District Council.

The apprentices will work under the supervision of a Conservation Grazing Team Leader, helping to facilitate extensive conservation grazing across high nature value sites with a variety of habitats, including: heathland, saltmarsh, neutral grassland, woodlands and wet grassland. 

Successful candidates will gain experience of livestock handling care and welfare in a nature conservation context; working with cattle, sheep and ponies. They will learn about the ecology and habitat management of the different sites and will be able to take part in a variety of ecological surveys. The team will work on a wide range of land management tasks including, fencing, hedge laying and planting, scrub clearance and visitor access maintenance. Formal training will be provided in Chainsaw, Brushcutter, Tractor driving, livestock handling, first aid, PA1 & 6, off road vehicle driving. 

Apprentices must be willing and able to travel independently to attend college one day per week during term time. They will need to be proactive and independent learners, able to update Learning Journals and complete an on-line portfolio.

Apply with a CV and covering letter to by 16th November.

EcoLogic Alderwood Barn Branscombe Seaton Devon EX12 3BU

If individuals were looking to relocate to the area then accommodation needs could be discussed as options may be available.

Positions will be offered subject to the applicant securing a place on the Level 2 Countryside Worker Apprenticeship Course at Kingston Maurward College

Location: Branscombe, East Devon

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About EcoLogic

We are an ecological consultancy providing a wide range of services including land management advice, and practical habitat management including conservation grazing.