Three trainees have joined a new scheme run by the Devon Wildlife Trust wildlife charity. The scheme aims to help young people into jobs within the conservation sector, while providing on-the-ground support for the charity’s nature reserve management.
The three new trainees will be part of Devon Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves officers for at least six months. They have been provided with free accommodation at the charity’s Woodah Farm in the Teign Valley. They will also receive a range of professional training such as first aid, chainsaw and brushcutter use, along with the other essentials skills required to become the estate workers of the future.
The new team have already been put through their paces at a number of Devon Wildlife Trust’s nature reserves helping with woodland management at Halsdon, near great Torrington, and scrub management for butterflies at Hawkswood, near Honiton.