Environmental conservation

Environmental conservation

“Protecting rural and urban landscapes, plants and animals, and the countryside”

Environmental conservation covers a range of opportunities including the conservation of landscapes, habitats and species alongside the management of public access, recreation and interpretation to promote awareness, understanding and enjoyment of the countryside. As an apprentice, you’ll choose between environmental conservation and dry stone walling. You’ll work on an estate managing the countryside, as a ranger preserving the countryside, or as a dry stone waller repairing or rebuilding walls or landscape features. The advanced apprenticeship will prepare you for more senior and technical roles, such as ecologist, who studies the complex and delicate relationships between animals, plants, people and their physical surroundings, or environmental management officer, who carries out monitoring, comments on impact, and enforces environmental legislation. Each role will feature protection and preservation as main aims.

Duration: 15 to 18 months

Relevant school subjects: Science and geography

Entry requirements: For intermediate, GCSEs or equivalent qualifications; for advanced, three GCSEs at grade C or above, or completion of the intermediate apprenticeship

Achievement upon completion: Level 2 (Intermediate)—equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C; Level 3 (Advanced)—equivalent to A-levels at grades A to E

Potential salary upon completion: £19,000 per annum

More information: www.afo.sscalliance.org/frameworks-library/index.cfm?id=FR04314

Apply: www.apprenticeshipguide.co.uk/vacancies