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Animal Management Student - Imogen Jones

Seventeen-year-old Imogen Jones from Wrexham is studying a Level 3 Animal Management Course at Coleg Cambria, Llysfasi in North Wales.

Horticulture Apprentice - Sam Larke

Seventeen-year-old Sam Larke from Norwich is benefitting from practical hands-on experience through his Level 2 EDGE Apprenticeship in Production Horticulture at Beeston Garden Centre in Norfolk.

Sam has been working at the garden centre for just over four weeks and has been attending Easton & Otley College one day per week for the classroom-based learning for his apprenticeship.

Agriculture Apprentice - Megan Wilkins

Up until 2012 Megan Wilkins from Caerphilly in South Wales had no experience of agriculture. However all this was to change when she embarked on a Pathways to Apprenticeships programme via Bridgend College. Megan was passionate about starting in the industry and looking after animals.

As part of the programme Megan undertook a work placement at a local beef and sheep. The placement lasted ten weeks and Megan found it to be highly beneficial in increasing her skills and knowledge.

Office Manager - Kate Scott

For 18 years, Kate Scott from Wolverhampton had a successful career in the police force. Whilst Kate enjoyed her work, she was in need of a better work-life balance, especially since the birth of her children. Regular full-time shift work meant she was unable to spend as much time with her family as she wanted to. In December 2013 Kate decided it was time to leave the job she had known since the mid-1990s.

Rider - Noah Brook

A passion for horses led 19-year-old Noah Brook from Huddersfield to pursue an apprenticeship with Stubbing Court Training (SCT) – a leading provider of equine apprenticeship programmes in Nottinghamshire.

“I knew I wanted to work with horses, and my school told me about Stubbing Court Training. Through them, I started my apprenticeship in 2012 with dressage rider and trainer Andrew Day, and I completed my Level Two apprenticeship” explains Noah.

Apprentice Conservation Officer - Kate Cartmell Done

Protecting and preserving wildlife and their habitats lies at the heart of 18-year-old Kate Cartmell Done’s role of Apprentice Conservation Officer. Working at Cumbria Wildlife Trust, Kate works both in the office as well as in nature reserves carrying out practical habitat management.

Environmental Assistant – Claire Scullen

“I have always had a keen interest in the environment since school” says 26-year-old Claire Scullen from Warwickshire. Her enthusiasm for the subject led her to undertake a bachelor’s degree in Geography and Natural Hazards, followed by a master’s in Environmental Management at Coventry University. After leaving the world of academia, Claire successfully secured her first full time role as a Junior Carbon Consultant.

Volunteer Warden - Catherine Jones

Volunteer Warden Catherine Jones left her high pressured role in banking in the City of London to pursue a career in conservation. 


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