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Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust

Environmental Apprentices and Woodland Trainee

Passionate about the environment? Start your career as an Environmental Apprentice or Woodland Trainee and get paid to work and train with organisations in the Yorkshire Dales, Cumbria or Nidderdale.

Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT) has exciting opportunities for young people with a love of the outdoors and a passion for the environment. We are recruiting for four new Environmental Apprentices and one Woodland Trainee to work with employers in the Yorkshire Dales, south Cumbria and Nidderdale, where you will gain hands-on work experience and training alongside experienced staff.


What do the roles offer?

  • 12-18 months of work experience and training, starting February 2021.
  • Opportunities with Cumbria Wildlife Trust (Kendal and Gosling Sike, Houghton), DTMS (contractors – Fellbeck near Pateley Bridge), Dinsdale Moorland Specialists (Wigglesworth, near Settle) and Moor and Valley Ltd (Nidderdale).
  • Access to a personal training budget of up to £3k to gain a range of relevant certificated skills - courses might include: Chainsaw, Brushcutter and Pesticide use, ATV driving, B+E Trailer tests, Outdoor First Aid, Drystone walling, as well work and life skills, money management and many more to add to your CV.
  • Environmental Apprenticeships also include study for Level 2 Countryside Worker qualification at Craven College.
  • Salary – above the minimum apprenticeship rate plus help with transport costs for training days.
  • Hours of work vary by position but will normally be between 35 and 40 hours per week. Time spent at college or training is included in these hours – not extra.


To apply you must be 16-24 years old and must not already have a qualification in a similar field.

The scheme provides opportunities for young people who live in our local rural areas to stay living and working here. Opportunities are available to young people in the wider Yorkshire Dales area, Nidderdale and South Cumbria. We may also consider applications from people who live within a few miles of these areas.


Find out more & apply

You can find job descriptions for all positions that are available, and an application form at www.ydmt.org/apprenticeships

To apply please email your completed application form to jo.boulter@ydmt.org or post to Jo Boulter, Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust, Main Street, Clapham, Via Lancaster, LA2 8DP. You can also call Jo Boulter our Apprenticeships Co-ordinator for an informal chat on 015242 51002.

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