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Thanks to Ribble Life Together four apprentices were taken on to work at Ribble Rivers Trust.

Apprentice Michelle assisting the head gardener at Whalley Abbey.

Apprentice Michelle assisting the head gardener at Whalley Abbey.

Our first apprentice, Michelle joined us in October 2017. Alongside studies at Craven College Michelle worked with our volunteer team carrying out a range of practical tasks, quickly leading up to planning and running her own volunteer days. All whilst gaining a host of new skills and various qualifications.  After the completion of her apprenticeship with us Michelle left the Trust to continue her career, which was very sad for us, but great news for Michelle and a reflection of the success of our apprenticeships! You can read all about apprentices in Michelle’s own words here.

The Trust then took on another three apprentices, Amelia, Rob, and Ryan. Like Michelle each apprentice combined traditional education with hands on experience throughout the catchment. Their tasks included both physical conservation projects such as fencing, tree planting, fish pass maintenance and litter clean ups, and activities that inform, engage and inspire people to be more actively involved in looking after their local environment such as guided walks, shows, and school visits.