North Devon Farmers – after an apprenticeship or apprentice?

Project partners with students at College Farm, Minehead. LEFT TO RIGHT: Damien Thorne, Fred Jones, Dan Farmer, Charlie Olive (Head of Land-based Studies, West Somerset Community College), Amy Iles, Dave Gurnett (Education Manager, Exmoor National Park), Jessie Evans, Jason Ball (Moorland the Heart of Exmoor), Jamie Hole.

 We want to hear from you!

  • Young people in North Devon who would like to take a farming apprenticeship.
  • Farmers and other land managers in Exmoor National Park keen to show young trainees the skills they need to manage moorland.

    Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership is running a new project for 2011 with farmers who wish to be ‘Moorland Tutors’ and uniquely, in Exmoor National Park, we also have funds to help to pay the wages of 3 Exmoor Moorland Apprentices.
    The level 3 apprenticeships are run by West Somerset Community College at Minehead, which has a modern farm facility at College Farm, Minehead. The course combines 4 days per week on the farm and 1 day per week at college. Host farms would employ and train their student during the apprenticeship period of 22 months.

Find out more

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 help to train an Exmoor Moorland Apprentice, or to help us to run moorland farming workshops , please contact us for an informal chat. Please call Jason Ball on 01398 322164, Dave Gurnett on 07970 099117, or Charlie Olive on 01643 706061.

Download our flyer

Exmoor Moorland Apprenticeships 2011 DEVON flyer

Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership

Exmoor National Park Centre, 7 – 9 Fore Street, Dulverton. TA22 9EX. www.heartofexmoor.org.uk

The Exmoor Moorland Landscape Partnership Scheme is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund and our local partners and funders.
Part financed by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development 2007-2013: Europe investing in rural areas.
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About Programme Manager

Helping people to enjoy and appreciate Exmoor National Park's moorland, and supporting those who take care of it.
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