Apprentice - Level 3 Livestock Unit technician

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Windermere, Cumbria
20 Jul 2021
01 Aug 2021
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An Apprenticeship with the Central & East Lakes Ranger team, working with both the local Ranger team and a host NT  farm  tenant (3 days with farm tenant, 1 day with Rangers and 1 day at college) learning from and assisting in a number of different areas relating to the Apprenticeship Standard.

To apply for this role, please submit a covering letter which introduces yourself and answers the following questions:

  • What do you understand about an Apprenticeship?
  • What do you know about the organisation and what attracts you to this role?
  • What skills do you think are the most important for a Livestock Unit  Technician ?

Following the successful completion of the apprenticeship, there will be the opportunity to continue development via the Trust’s Ranger teams or farm tenancies into relevant vacancies that may be available at the time.

What it's like to work here

The Central & East Lakes Rangers are a small busy team delivering great conservation and visitor experience across a large countryside portfolio in the Lake District. It’s a mix of practical works, delivering conservation, ensuring great presentation and welcome to both visitors and community. This role is about getting involved in running our in hand farm in Windermere and helping to manage  a herd of cattle to deliver great conservation grazing across a number of sites – mentored by a local tenant farmer who acts as livestock manager. In addition, there will be an opportunity to work with the local Ranger team and hopefully develop a whole range of countryside skills and a better understanding of a career in the countryside. The work is varied, fast paced but extremely rewarding and relies on great team working, being open to new approaches and getting stuck in to whatever task is required.

 Due to the nature of the work you will need a driving licence

  What you'll be doing

You will be working with your Trust Line Manager and also tenant farmer on tasks specific to your apprenticeship. You’ll attend a local college one day a week in relation to the Apprenticeship Standard.. You will abide by the Trust’s ways of working and uphold our Values and Behaviours. You will be required to complete mandatory e-learning, courses and training provided as well as preparing for exams if applicable.

Please also read the full role profile attached to this advert.

Applications will be assessed against the below criteria as well as the content of your cover letter.

Who we're looking for

  • Team player with the ability to work independently or as part of a wider team
  • Keen to learn, be committed to self-development and enthusiastic about acquiring new skills and embracing new technologies
  • An interest in farming and in particular nature friendly farming
  • Confident communicator with good interpersonal skills
  • Organised with a good attention to detail
  • Experience of involvement in infrastructure schemes, and feeding in to consultation responses.
  • 3 A Levels at grades A - C or equivalent and 5 GCSEs at grades A - C (9 - 4) including English and Maths or equivalent

The package

Benefits for working at the National Trust:

  • Flexible working whenever possible
  • Free parking at most locations
  • Discounts in high street stores, cinemas, National Trust properties and cafes.
  • Free entry to our properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • Generous annual leave
  • Subsidised health cash plan
  • Free 24-hour support service
  • Substantial pension scheme of up to 10% basic salary
  • Training & Development tailored to you
  • Up to 5 days of paid volunteering for you