Unique to Exmoor, we have funds for 3 moorland apprentices.
Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership has created a rare opportunity for 3 moorland farms and 3 lucky students.
We want to hear from farmers and other land managers in Exmoor National Park ready to employ a young trainee, and show them the skills and expertise they need to manage moorland. For the right farm, we can provide £70 towards the apprentice’s minimum weekly wage.
Please contact us if you wish to pass your moorland knowledge to the next generation.
Benefits to the farmer
- Money to help pay for an extra person 4 days per week
- A dedicated apprentice for 22 months
- Training and support through The West Somerset Community College
- Teamwork opportunities for trainees (e.g. help with swaling)
- A way to pass on their knowledge of Exmoor through a unique moorland apprenticeship
The West Somerset Community College has a growing list of candidates eager to start 2-year apprenticeships in Agriculture, and also in Environmental Conservation. The trainees will spend 1 day each week at college, and 4 days per week on the host farm.
The modern College Farm in Minehead has a range of livestock including cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry and a range of horticulture facilities. Staff can help with background support and advice for farmers. The college can also help farmers to organise apprentice payment and paperwork.
Find out more
Download the details: Exmoor Moorland Apprenticeships 2011
All enquiries welcome. Young people interested in being an apprentice should contact Charlie Olive at West Somerset Community College, on 01643 706061.
If you would like to host an Exmoor Moorland Apprentice, please contact us now for an informal chat. Please call Jason Ball on 01398 322164, Dave Gurnett on 07970 099117, or Charlie Olive on 01643 706061. Or email JPBall@exmoor-nationalpark.gov.uk