Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership

The Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme aims to unlock and reveal the hidden heritage of the Westmorland Dales, enabling more people to connect with, enjoy and benefit from this inspirational landscape. Thanks to National Lottery players it has been supported by a grant from the Heritage Fund


Summer in the Westmorland Dales

As spring turns into summer there is plenty on offer for you to get involved with safely. We have a series of Wednesday Health and Heritage walks, supplemented on the occasional Saturday with some longer walks including ones in Great Asby on 17th July.

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COUNTRYSIDE WORKER APPRENTICE

  • 18 month Apprenticeship
  • Full-time – 37 hours
  • £4.50 per hour for year 1.  Rising to the national minimum wage in the second year
  • This apprenticeship is based at our office in Tebay

We are looking for self-motivated individuals with a strong interest in conservation to work in the beautiful landscape of the Westmorland Dales.  We have four apprenticeship opportunities, ideal for enthusiastic individuals who would like to gain the skills necessary for a countryside career in land management or wildlife conservation.  

The ‘Skills for the Future’ project is part of the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership Scheme, a programme grant-funded through the National Lottery Heritage Fund; which aims to reveal, conserve and celebrate the hidden heritage of the area that became part of the extended Yorkshire Dales National Park in 2016. 

Five great reasons to apply for an apprenticeship with the Westmorland Dales Landscape Partnership:

  1. You will be part of a team, training alongside other apprentices
  2. You will learn countryside skills from a highly skilled supervisor
  3. You will obtain nationally recognised qualifications
  4. You will improve your job prospects and employability
  5. You will be helping to safeguard a nationally important landscape 

Watch our short film documenting the experiences of previous apprentices, Abbi, Billy, Rebekah and Sarah. They've just completed their apprenticeships earning themselves level two countryside worker qualifications and achieving qualifications in skills such as chainsaw, quad bike, strimmer and first aid. This has been alongside work based experience on a wide range of projects; everything from fencing to archaeological surveys and just about everything in between.The apprenticeship provides a learning opportunity for someone seeking their first paid position within conservation. The Authority will provide a supported, tailored placement with learning and development opportunities.  You will need to demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment to conservation; willingness to learn and to work hard; a love of the outdoors and a real interest in the countryside and the National Park. 

The successful candidate will undertake a Countryside Worker (Level 2) Apprenticeship. 

  • Closing date for applications:  5pm on 27/06/21
  • It is anticipated that interviews will take place week commencing 19/07/21 
  • If you want an informal chat about this opportunity, please contact Belinda Lloyd on 07971 528776. 

Application forms are available on the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority website at www.yorkshiredales.org.uk/vacancies  .  They can also be obtained by e-mail from [email protected] or by telephoning 0300 456 0030.