What's it all about?

Careers in the countryside and environment are vast and could include conservation, energy auditing, woodland and habitat management, recycling and waste, rural development, planning, estate management, pollution control or environmental education.

Who is it for?

You will need to be physically fit, enjoy working on your own, able to work well with others, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills and able to use your initiative.

Who we work with

We work with the following employers to help you get career ready and gain real work skills: Glendale Countryside, Oliver’s Tree Services, Gentoo.

Have you seen our excellent facilities?

We have some of the best facilities for agriculture students including:

  • Our very own Kirkley Hall provides students with hands-on experience of managing a large country estate

  • Walled gardens at Kirkley Hall

  • Two working farms - Kirkley Hall in Ponteland, and Carlcroft in the Cheviot Hills

Study Countryside & Environment as an apprenticeship

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