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Conservation Trainees Used To Combat Skills Shortage

Dorset Wildlife Trust

9:31am 29th September 2014

Dorset's set to benefit from a new programme which will train aspiring conservationists.

Dorset Wildlife Trust is to get a share of more than £800,000 awarded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The money will be used to appoint 16 trainees, some of who will be based in Dorset.

They'll be taught conservation skills which they can then put into practise to help combat a current skills shortage.

'Wildlife Skills' Coordinator, Dr Rachel Janes, said: "This new scheme will give those interested in wildlife a real insight into working in conservation, from learning about communications in the media, to gaining their chainsaw qualifications.  

After they have completed their year-long placement, trainees will have the skills and confidence to take their careers forward in the work place.  The wildlife trusts involved are delighted to be part of this programme, and are grateful to the Heritage Lottery Fund, which has helped make it happen."

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