Friday, 25 September 2015

New apprentice scheme

This week three apprentices joined our staff under a new scheme.

Following induction and initial training they’ll be starting work in the Construction and Maintenance teams.  

The apprentices will give support and gain valuable skills in land and water based construction work such as timberwork, groundwork and boat handling, and will also learn conservation skills and fen management techniques. 

They’ll be based in Norwich, but the nature of the Broads means that they’ll be working across Norfolk and Suffolk, gaining an understanding of the Broads environment as well as practical skills. 
The apprentices' training will be supervised by Rob Rogers, Head of Construction, Maintenance and Environment, and delivered by experienced Senior Operations Technicians. The scheme has been set up in conjunction with Easton and Otley College.

“We have selected three keen and enthusiastic young people who will develop good practical skills and gain an NVQ in environmental management. We are all looking forward to the challenge,” said Rob.