Apprenticeships: investing in the future

Our apprenticeship scheme is aimed at teaching young people about rivers and their importance to people and wildlife.

An apprenticeship at Eden Rivers Trust provides real opportunities to gather a range of skills, knowledge and qualifications whilst working with a team of people who are passionate about rivers and the work they do.

From practical catchment management to office admin skills, the emphasis is on developing on-the-job experience; building skills for life as well as gaining a Level 2 (Intermediate) Apprenticeship in Environmental Conservation from Newton Rigg college.

Don't just take our word for it - this is what the current crop of apprentices think about the scheme:

“It’s not just straight into work, there was a lot of training as well. Being with people similar to me, it didn’t seem like a massive jump into the workplace and was a good transition” - Joe Foster.

Andy Bates adds:
“I’m walking away with not just the memories and good times, but with something on paper; a qualification that can show a future employer what I can do.”