My name is Paul Thompson and I work for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust.
I am beginning to recruit for next year’s cohort of my project, ‘Tomorrow’s Natural Leaders’. We really struggled to recruit last year in Ryedale (where there are 6 vacancies) so I wondered if you could please pass this opportunity on to any conservation volunteers, friends or relatives to help raise awareness of this amazing opportunity for young people (age 16 – 24) looking to start a career in the conservation / countryside management sector.
Placements will run from September 2017 – August 2018 and the deadline for applications is 30th June. Detailed information about the vocational placements including how to apply can be found on our website here:
Participants receive a bursary of £250 per month, a training budget of £470 and a placement completion bonus of £500 cash.
I have attached a flyer for use in newsletters or social media, plus an article featuring interviews with some of this year’s participants.
We will be hosting two practical “taster sessions” in June for anyone who would like to find out more and have a chance to ask myself and the current trainees any questions on the following dates:
· Saturday 17th June
· Wednesday 21st June
These will be held at one of our local nature reserves or farms and further detailed information will be sent through later this month.
Let me know if you have any questions and feel free to forward this email and my contact details on.
Environmental Youth Project Leader
Yorkshire Wildlife Trust