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New Forest Apprentice Ranger


£159 per week for first 12 months, increasing to National Minimum Wage for remaining 4 months


Lymington and the New Forest

Contract Type:

Fixed-term, full-time

Closing Date:


New Forest Apprentice Ranger

Are you passionate about a career working outdoors in conservation?
Are you looking for an opportunity to gain recognised qualifications and develop professional skills while earning a salary?

We’re looking for two Apprentice Rangers to work across the New Forest National Park.

You will gain practical experience and develop skills in all aspects of environmental conservation and recreation management. You’ll also have placements with six ranger teams within the New Forest National Park, including th New Forest National Park Authority; Forestry England; National Trust; Hampshire and Isle of Wight Wildlife Trust; Hampshire County Council and the RSPB.

Duties will include practical habitat management including scrub clearance and tree planting, habitat and wildlife surveys. You’ll also have face to face contact with members of the public and local communities, and help deliver events and education, enabling people to enjoy the special qualities of the National Park

You will attend Kingston Maurward College for six one-week blocks of teaching in the first 12 months prior to an independent End Point Assessment. Accredited certified training will be given in Brushcutters and strimmers, Chainsaw Operations and first aid.

To apply for this role, please refer to the documents on the right and complete an application form. CVs are not accepted.


Closing date:          2pm on 1 February 2021

Interviews:              9 February 2021

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