The young people have joined the Plymouth Natural Grid, which launched this summer to help make nature more accessible to residents across the city, through the national Kickstarter programme.
The Kickstarter scheme is a nationwide placement programme for people between 18-24 years of age who are out of formal employment, education or training at risk of long term unemployment.
The new apprentices will be given training in a variety of outdoor and natural skills by our new urban rangers including tree planting, coppicing, woodland thinning, public engagement, dead hedging and invasive species management. They will work across 12 green areas, including Poole Farm. They are the first of two intakes of Kickstarter apprentices embedded into the Plymouth Natural Grid to begin before March 2023.
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