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PUBLISHED: 11:06 14 August 2010

Two young people to be recruited for Devon Wildlife Trust’s estate team

TWO young people are needed by Devon Wildlife Trust to join its Estate Team.

The team was established in 2009 with the aim of helping people find work in the field of conservation. The new trainees will join the Trust’s nature reserves officers for a minimum of six months.

They will receive free accommodation at the charity’s Woodah Farm in the Teign Valley as well as a range of professional training, including first aid, chainsaw and brushcutter use, along with the other essentials skills required to become the estate workers of the future.

Two recruits from last year have already found jobs in the sector, following a year of intensive conservation work looking after the charity’s nature reserves around the county.

DWT’s Edric Hopkinson, who is looking after the new recruits said: “This scheme is a great way for young people with conservation qualifications, but without experience, to find a job with one of the region’s conservation organisations.

“Being able to offer free accommodation has made it all the more appealing for them. They also provide essential help with the many jobs on Devon Wildlife Trust’s reserves, keeping them in the best possible condition for wildlife.”

The deadline for applications is Monday, August 30 Visit www.devonwildlifetrust.org for more information.

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