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Woodland Apprentices

The project has supported 2 cohorts of 4 apprentices, led by a dedicated instructor, to gain practical conservation experience and recognised qualifications through a structured apprenticeship programme. The first cohort started in October 2016 with all 4 apprentices graduating in April 2018 and moving into full-time employment in related sectors. The second cohort started in summer 2018 and again all four graudated at the end of March 2020 each with jobs lined up to move into. 

Click on the links below to learn a bit more about some of their tasks .

Cohort One 2016 - 2018

Cohort Two 2018 - 2020

IW Hedgelaying Competition 2017 & 2018

Timber Processing and Wood Craft

Carpentry and Wood Craft


Preparing a Charcoal Burn 

Hedgelaying and Fencing

Hauling Timber on the IW Steam Railway

Charcoal Burn

Copse Works

Awards and a Royal Visit