Work Placement Programme - Land Management

Reference:
OP8890
Location:
Witney, Carterton, Chipping Norton, Burford, Eynsham and Woodstock
Closing date:
Age required:
16+
Number of positions:
4
Opportunity type:
Traineeships
Description

Cogges is offering the opportunity for 4 16-24 year olds to learn new skills in land management. Cogges has developed a programme of activities designed to implement aspects of its new Land Management plan. We have woodland to be cleared to enable us to manage it and improve habitats, we have stone walls that need repairing, fences that need fixing, and a moat and ditch system that needs clearing to ensure better management. We also have controlled fires to clear the site of waste and to make charcoal for use across Cogges.

Qualifications

You will be based at Cogges and will gain valuable skills to take into the workplace. You will work towards AQA assessed units as part of this programme and some students will attend official Lantra training.

Training

Trainees will learn many of the skills of traditional woodland management, boundary barrier maintenance, along with ditch management and charcoal making. Helping to clear a piece of unmanaged woods, maintain boundaries, to bring a moat and ditch system back into working order, to create charcoal and to improve space for wildlife and for people to enjoy. This course of work experience and training will teach you new skills in:  Coppicing  Scrub clearance  Strimming  Moat and ditch clearance  Boundary maintenance  use of tools and equipment  wood stacking and charcoal burning

How to apply

The start date for the next 3 or 6 month training period will be Thursday 5th November. Applicants should not currently be employed. To find out more contact Pete Stubbs learning@cogges.org.uk

Working hours
2 days per week for 3 - 6 months. Working hours will be usually be Tuesday and Wednesday but may be the occasional Thursday and Friday, 10-3pm daily with a 1 hour lunch break. Travel expenses will be paid by Cogges
Opportunity Provider
Cogges

Cogges
Manor Farm, Witney
United Kingdom

Pete Stubbs