Countryside Apprentice

Morton : Pattison

Hampshire & surrounding counties
£13,312 pa

Paid • Full Time • Fixed Term Contract

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Monday, 29th July 2024  

Countryside Worker Apprentice

  • Full time, temporary contract starting 30th September 2024, running until completion of work-place based course assessment (12 month course + up to 3 months to organise assessment).
  • 7 separate week-long blocks of work release time to attend taught course components at Sparsholt College.
  • £13,312 pa.
  • Hampshire and surrounding counties.
  • Closing date 9am Monday 29th July.

Would you like to work in some of the most beautiful countryside in the south of England?

Our habitat management work maintains some of the most important nature conservation sites in the country, our countryside access work enables people to explore these landscapes and our design & build work creates brand new spaces for wildlife and people.

We’re opening up for applications to our Countryside Worker Apprenticeship, delivered in association with Sparsholt College just outside of Winchester. If you’re motivated to gain practical industry experience as part of a supportive team where you can make a tangible difference then we want to hear from you.

What can we do for you?

For the right person we can offer great career-starting opportunities. We are a skilled, adaptable and supportive team who are focussed on working together to deliver. Morton : Pattison is an equal opportunities employer. We recognise that there may be barriers for some people to work in the countryside and we are happy to work with you to overcome these.

  • Interesting & varied work, often in stunning locations
  • Build confidence and apply what you’re learning in college
  • On-the-job training offering invaluable experience
  • Additional formal training and qualifications including Countryside Management Provisional CSCS card, H&S training, 1st aid
  • DISC profiling and workshop to identify your communication and behavioural style, enabling you to get the best out of yourself and your colleagues – an invaluable tool in building productive teams

Role purpose

The primary purpose of the role will be to assist with the practical delivery of countryside, landscape and ecology contracting work. During the apprenticeship there will be opportunity to become involved in:

  • Countryside infrastructure/access projects; boardwalks, footbridges, pond dipping platforms, paths, agricultural drainage & water supply, river bank stabilisation, fencing.
  • Habitat creation and management; small tree felling and scrub management, planting & seeding, pond creation and improvements, control of non-native plant species/herbicide application, hibernacula creation, installation of bird and bat boxes.
  • Installation of bespoke landscape installations designed by our in-house team, for example biodiversity and educational projects in visitor centres.

This role will be ideal for someone looking to start a career in a practical, land-based role such as a reserve warden, countryside ranger or estate worker. Full in-house training will be provided.

About us

Morton : Pattison are emerging as an industry leader in design & delivery of countryside and ecological works in the south of England. We are widely recognised for our specialist skills and experience in combining ecology, landscape and construction to deliver the best outcomes for biodiversity and people.

We work on a diverse range of projects including design & build of countryside structures, access works, large scale habitat management, renewable energy sites and ecological enhancement. Our clients are distributed throughout the private, public and charitable sectors including nature conservation charities, local authorities, green energy companies and ecological consultancies.

Due to continued growth driven largely by repeat custom, recommendation and appointment to local authority frameworks, we are looking for motivated team players who share our values to join us and make a positive contribution to the region’s countryside.

For further information please see the detailed role description and person specification on our website.

To apply please send an up-to-date CV to [email protected]

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