Over the next 11 months, Pat Hill (32) and Per Horden (30 will develop professional skills, take part in practical conservation and qualify for a level 2 Diploma in environmental conservation.
The scheme is possible thanks to players of the National Lottery. Pat and Per will spend a year working alongside the Trust’s team and volunteers and take that first step to a career in conservation. This is the second year of a four year project and last year’s trainees have already found jobs in ecological consultancy services, nature schools and within the Wildlife Trusts. The placement also comes with a £10,000 bursary and 100 people will take part in the John Muir Discovery Award.